Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Racener Bets and Waits

John Racener raised to open the pot, and Matthew Jarvis three-bet to 1.45 million next door. Racener made the call, and the two men went heads-up the rest of the way.

They both checked the {5-Clubs} {J-Clubs} {2-Spades} flop, and Racener took the lead on the {10-Hearts} turn. He made it 1.8 million to see a river card, and Jarvis obliged him with the call. The river {J-Hearts} filled out the board, and Racener wasn't slowing down now. He made one last bet of 3.7 million, and that sent his opponent deep into the tank. Racener sat still, shuffling a stack of chips over and over and over again as Jarvis sat deep in the tank for at least five minutes or more.

Jarvis eventually turned and glared at Racener, trying to pick up any useful tidbit of a tell. From what we could see, Racener was giving away nothing, and Jarvis eventually broke the deadlock and turned away with a smirk. He mumbled something at his opponent and then stood from his chair to lean over the rail and get a better look. He was clearly toying with a brutal decision, and after staring down at the board for another couple minutes, he finally surrendered.

Total hand time: ~13 minutes

Tags: John RacenerMatthew Jarvis