It took only three heads-up hands for a sizable pot to develop. It was a limped pot, with Van Marcus limping the button and Tae Jun Noh checking the big blind. On a flop of , Noh acted first and led out for 50,000. Marcus made the call. When the turn fell , Noh fired the second barrel for 100,000. That was enough to chase away Marcus.
Hyoung Jin Nam was short and got all in with . He was up against Van Marcus, who tabled... . The flop came two hearts and a diamond, setting the gallery up for a potential sweat if the turn was red. It wasn't; it was a black jack. Chop it up, and keep waiting...
Hyoung Jin Nam raised to 85,000 from the button before Tae Jun Noh moved all in from the small blind, covering Nam. Van Marcus folded but Nam quickly released his hand. He's now under real pressure as the short stack on the table to overcome the huge blinds.
Limped pots often provide for quite a bit of entertainment and are usually the most dangerous pots for the players involved. What started as a three-way limped pot among Tae Jun Noh, Van Marcus and Hyoung Jin Nam turned quite interesting by the river. All three players checked the flop. On the turn , Noh bet 40,000. He may have been surprised to be called by both of his opponents.
Noh tried the same bet of 40,000 on the river . Marcus raised that bet to 110,000. He elicited a pause for thoughtful reflection by Nam before Nam folded and sent the action back to Noh. Noh tanked for a minute, then showed an ace and folded.