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Did Chen's Smile Costs Him More Chips?

YorkshirePud • Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

On a {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop, Charlie Carrel checked in the small blind, Anatoly Chen checked in the big blind, then Vicente checked from late positon. Rumen Naev took a 1,500 stab at the pot from the cutoff, which Carrel raised to 4,300. Only Chen called and it was heads-up to the {2-Hearts} turn.

Both players checked the turn, with Carrel checking the {8-Hearts} river. Chen bet 8,500, and Carrel immediately reached for chips to riffle. Carrel was trying to get a read from his opponent by chatting to him, and whatever he said made Chen smile.

"Why the smile?" said Carrel, "It's not usually good when they smile."

Carrel ultimately folded and was shown {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} for his troubles.

Player Chips Progress
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 63,800 -26,200

Tags: Charlie CarrelVicente DelgadoRumen NanevAnatoly Chen