"The fans back home will like that one," Jason Wheeler smiled, after we wrote up an interesting hand in which he folded a big one. We caught a hand from the start that played out as following.
Wheeler raised to 275 and Konstantin Puchkov called from the button after which Vizsnyiczai Zsolt three-bet from the small blind to 1,700. The American pro tanked for a bit before making the call, and Puchkov followed suit.
The flop brought out and Zsolt checked to Wheeler who quickly bet 2,225 and Puchkov let go of his hand. Zsolt grabbed some more chips before he fired 6,200 into the pot.
Wheeler went into the tank for a bit before he started talking to his opponent.
"What country are you from?" Wheeler kindly asked, as Zsolt remained quiet.
"What's your favorite color?" Wheeler added.
"Are you for the annexation of Crimea by Russia?" Wheeler continued, all while Zsolt remained silent.
After a brief pause Wheeler said, "I don't like to fold to Russians," as he threw his face up into the muck. Zsolt was kind enough to show as he raked in the pot. Wheeler made an impressive lay down, but his geographical assumption wasn't as good because Zsolt hails from Hungary.