It was Thursday night at the Tivoli Club in Denver and no dupes were anywhere in sight so Soapy invited some of the boys to play a little poker. Soapy, his brother Bascomb, John Bowers, and George Wilder opted to play for small pots as business was so slow. Each of them was keeping a sharp eye on the other throughout the game. During one hand a lot of raising put a considerable sum on the table.
As Bascomb called the hand and laid out his cards, Bowers stood up in amazement.
“Hey, Bascomb is cheatin’. He ain’t playin’ the hand I dealt him!”