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The Emmy Goes to Nielsen

Chad_Holloway • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Kresten Nielsen

We just saw an acting performance reminiscent of 2004, but one deserving of an Emmy.

It happened on a flop of {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Spades} 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 {2-Hearts}, Gury slowed down with a check but called when Nielsen bet right around 300,000.

Gury checked for a second time on the {10-Hearts} 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 {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for flopped quads. Gury simply mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Pasi Sormunen fi
Pasi Sormunen
fi 7,300,000 350,000
Kresten Nielsen
Kresten Nielsen
5,600,000 2,250,000
Kimmo Kurko fi
Kimmo Kurko
fi 3,080,000 255,000
Benoit Gury
Benoit Gury
2,355,000 -1,620,000
Stefan Kolossow
Stefan Kolossow
1,700,000 -190,000

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