APPT Macau Main Event

Saab on the Short Stack

With 9,500 chips in the middle and {5-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {k-Clubs} {7-Clubs} out as the community cards, David Saab made a suspiciously small bet of 4,000 from the small blind. His lone opponent stared at the ceiling for a few sconds and then called.

The river fell {J-Spades}. Saab bet 6,000. His opponent instantly raised to 20,000.

"Really?" asked Saab. "You have ace-queen? That would suck."

He continued talking even though his opponent offered no response. "Oh such sickness. I've got too much of my chips in there. Can I possibly fold here? I want to fold so badly." Saab had only 10,000 behind his original bet.

"Oh, I am such a fish. I have aces. Good bluff sir," Saab said. He open-mucked his hand and, true to his word, showed {A-Spades} {A-Clubs}.