We just saw an acting performance reminiscent of 2004, but one deserving of an Emmy.
It happened on a flop of with about 1.1 million in the pot. Benoit Gury led out for 350,000 and Kresten Nielsen shifted in his chair and did his best to look uncomfortable.
"You don't like me?" he asked Gury, seemingly on the brink of folding. Instead, Nielsen made the call. When the dealer burned and turned the , Gury slowed down with a check but called when Nielsen bet right around 300,000.
Gury checked for a second time on the river and Nielsen shook his head. It's hard to explain the acting job if you haven't seen it, but even the commentators said it was a bit over the top. Eventually he bet 755,000 after which he removed his hat and sunglasses and continued to shift in his chair. He then took a drink or water, prayed to the ceiling and refused to look at his opponent. Again, a bit over the top.
Nonetheless it worked as Gury called. Nielsen clapped his hands together, let out a shout and then tabled the for flopped quads. Gury simply mucked.