Piotr Franczak was seated in the big blind and busy texting on his phone when the cards were dealt. In the mean time, Dani Stern under the gun and Sam Greenwood under the gun plus one folded their cards by throwing them over the line. Franczak's yet untouched cards were halfway over the line as well.
With two folds underway, the dealer scooped up all six cards, mucking Franczak's cards by accident.
Nobody noticed what had happend till action folded to Connor Drinan on the button who raised to 35,000. Dzmitry Urbanovich folded his small blind and Piotr Franczak shifted his attention from his phone to his cards... The cards that weren't there.
Franczak thought he hadn't been dealt in, but in fact he was but his cards were already mucked. Franczak didn't understand and the floor man stepped in to make the ruling that Franczak's hand was dead, and there was nothing there could be done about it.
Franczak was unpleasantly surprised, but was quickly convinced by the table that it was the correct ruling, however unfair it seemed.
"It's good that you folded," Drinan said with a serious voice, stating he had a real hand when he raised his button.