Laurent Manderlier opened the action from middle position for what appeared to be 1,300. Another opponent immediately on his left three-bet to 3,500. Manderlier called.
The flop was , and Manderlier check-called a bet of 3,200. The turn was the , and both players checked. The river was the , and Manderlier checked. The opponent in late position fired out a bet of 6,100. Manderlier tanked for a couple of minutes, eyeing up his opponent and getting his read. After taking his time to assess things, Manderlier smiled and called.
The opponent in late position tabled , and Manderlier quickly showed .
The dealer then began to look for a winning hand. A bit exasperated after calling, Manderlier exclaimed, "Ace-high is good," pointing to his hand and joking, "Stop trying to find a hand that beats me."
His opponent then made a statement to the effect of, "I should have bet the turn."
Manderlier quickly let him know, "You lost less not betting the turn because I wasn't folding, and then you would have to bet even more on the river, and I still wasn't folding."
Manderlier is a Belgian player with many final table results in his native country. He has had a very fun and playful demeanor all day long and looks to continue to chip up as the action progresses throughout the evening.