John Monnette check-raised the flop after Dominik Nitsche fired a bet. Nitsche called, and the two saw the board pair on the turn with the . Monnette fired 8,000, and Nitsche made the call.
The river completed the board with the . Monnette took some time for thought, then fired all in.
"How much is it?" asked Nitsche rather quickly. He then tanked for a bit. After about two minutes, Nitsche called.
Upon hearing Nitsche announce the call, Monnette shot up from his chair and tabled the for just ace high. It was apparent he thought he was going to lose the hand and be out the door, so was seemingly getting a head start. But then...
"Wow, I'm such an idiot," was the response from Nitsche before turning over the for a worse ace high.
Monnette and the table couldn't believe it. Nitsche was forced to send over the chips to pay off Monnette and dropped down to 13,000.
"In a way, you were right," said Daniel Negreanu from a couple spots over. Right that Monnette was bluffing, but wrong that he was actually bluffing with the best hand.