Roman Korenev opened for 20,000 and Jean-Noel Thorel called before Davidi Kitai also tossed in the chips for a call. Garret Gruener then made it 50,000 from the small blind and Korenev called. Thorel put out the calling chips and Kitai did the same.
The flop was and it was checked to Kitai who bet a small 30,000. Gruener was the only player as the other two players folded.
The turn saw no action and on the river card Gruener checked and again Kitai bet 30,000.
Gruener shrugged and put out the chips to call. Kitai turned over his with confidence and it was good as Gruener mucked.
The table was suitably impressed. “Weird hand” Tobias Peters said.
“Why would you ever value bet that river?” Robin Ylitalo
“You doubled up without putting your stack at risk." Josip Simunic marveled.