Big Bluff for Ladouceur As He Bests His Performance from 2011
Amit Makhija checked the flop to Marc Ladouceur. A bet of 190,000 came from Ladouceur before Makhija check-raised to 450,000. Ladouceur thought and then reraised the minimum to 710,000. Makhija took a minute, then called to see the turn.
The landed on fourth street and Makhija checked. Ladouceur checked behind and the was placed out on the river. Makhija checked and Ladouceur moved a tall stack of lavender T100,000 chips into the middle to put Makhija all in.
Makhija reacted quickly with a gesture that explained he didn't like it. He then thought for a bit while talking out loud to himself about the hand.
"So silly to take this line and fold," he said after a minute. "I don't want to bust the Main Event calling off on the river. That's not my style," he continued.
Another minute or so passed and Makhija joked, "Can I ask Danny Wong what he would do? Phone a friend? He's playing pretty well today."
Another little bit passed before Makhija folded the face up, saying that he would normally call with the hand, but not in this situation.
After a little bit of persuasion from the table and Makhija, Ladouceur showed the for a bluff, having a wry smile on his face as he pulled in the pot.
Last year, Ladouceur made a very deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event. He finished in 63rd place and has already bested that result with his run here, but it doesn't look like it's going to end anytime soon. For his finish last year, Ladouceur won over $130,000.