There hasn't been much emotion shown by the players during the first two days of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold'em World Championship. Of course, Phil Hellmuth hasn't started play, so there's still time.
But during Day 1B of the Main Event on Sunday night, there finally was a loud roar that echoed across the Brasilia Room at the Rio Convention Center as Michael "Coach" Lipman survived his all-in bet after hitting quad 8s on the river.
Lipman flopped a set of 8s but was behind as his opponent help three aces. Before the final card, Lipman yelled "Ocho! Ocho!" and a crowd of curious onlookers and ESPN cameras rushed over to the table to take in the drama.
Lipman hit the case 8 on the river and screamed, "That's what I'm talking about!"