2015 Super High Roller Series

Super High Roller Cash Game
Day: 3

"Alright, Antonio, You're Just Better Than I Am"

Jean-Robert Bellande
Jean-Robert Bellande

Antonio Esfandiari raised to $8,000 from the cutoff, and Jean-Robert Bellande defended from the $2,400 straddle. Bellande check-called $11,000 on the {10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, and $21,000 on the {5-Spades} turn. He checked the {a-Spades} river, and Bellande thought things over after seeing Esfandiari bet $50,000.

"Alright Antonio, you're just better than I am, that's all there is to it," Bellande said, mucking what he later said was a ten.

"You can turn one over," Esfandiari said. Bellande asked him to repeat it, and he did.

Bellande turned both over: {a-}{k-}.

"You said it twice," he pointed out, which got plenty of laughter.

Even Esfandiari had to admit it was a good ploy and said he couldn't be mad. He did, however, get Bellande to admit it wasn't an original trick - JRB admitted someone had pulled it on him years ago.

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