Le's Check-Raise Shove Puzzles Saffari
Nam Le raised to 3,500 from middle position and Sebastian Saffari called from the next seat along. Nobody else wanted to tangle with the active duo, meaning it was heads-up to the flop.
Le made a continuation bet of 4,100 and Saffari called. The dealer burned a card before setting the seemingly innocuous onto the turn. Le checked its arrival and Saffari took up the role of aggressor, setting the price to play at 7,500. Le leaned over to get a view of Saffari's stack, before sitting back in his seat and announcing he was all-in.
Saffari went deep into the tank for over two minutes, before finding a fold.
In the aftermath of the hand, Saffari said he had a pair and was puzzled as to what hand range Le, a man with $6.8 million in live tournament winnings, would be check-raising all-in with on the board.