APPT Manila Main Event

Marcus Waves the White Flag

Van Marcus during Day 2 action
With action folding around to the blinds, Tae Jun Noh put in a minimum-raise to 20,000. Van Marcus re-popped it to 60,000 from the big blind. Noh made the call to a flop of {4-Clubs} {3-Spades} {K-Clubs}. He checked to Marcus, who bet about half-pot, 65,000 total. Noh quickly leaned forward and announced that he was all in. In reality, it is Van Marcus who would be all in if he made the call. He did not, choosing instead to surrender his hand after committing 125,000 chips to the pot.

Noh flashed {J-Clubs} {10-Clubs} as he collected the pot, but Marcus probably couldn't have called even if he knew what Noh held. It seems likely he was finally trying to trade on his tight image, and got caught.