Jeff Manza and Artem Metalidi have just played a game of cat and mouse that ended up costing one of them a lot of chips.
Joseph Urgo raised to 5,000 in the cut-off and Metalidi three-bet to 15,000 in the small blind. Jeff Manza was seated in the big blind and he four-bet to 32,400. Urgo folded and it was back to the Ukranian for a decision and it was a big one as both players had tournament winning stack sizes. Metalidi reached into his stack and made a five-bet to 32,400. Manza was next and he didn't mess about.
"67,300," he said before placing the exact amount across the line.
Metalidi started smiling to himself. He thought about his decision for a good few minutes before asking Manza if he had kings or aces, a comment that was not met with any reaction. A few minutes more passed by when someone asked for the clock. The floor person was called and the count began.
"5…4…3…2…ALL-IN!," Shouted Metalidi.
Manza just rocked back in his chair and started laughing.
"I can't believe you have waited for nine-minutes before doing that," said Manza.
Manza eventually folded his hand and told the table he had ace-queen. Metalidi didn't show his cards but hauled in the chip lead.