Event 7: $350 + $50 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em
Stopped by Soheil Shamseddin's table, and he cheerfully reported that he's been playing very tight, and has only played a few hands today. It was surprising, because Soheil is known for being a wildman and playing nearly every single hand.
Well, his bluff didn't last long, because the table called him out and said he was playing in typical Soheil style. But whatever he was doing, it was working fairly well, because he had about 150,000 in chips.
Then, as if to prove the point, Soheil entered the next pot from middle position. Josh Martin called behind him (also in middle position), and the small blind raised another 15,000. Soheil and Martin both called.
The flop came Q♦ J♠ 2♠, the small blind and Soheil both checked, and Martin bet 25,000. The small blind folded, and Soheil thought for a bit before asking Martin, "So, do you have aces, or do you have kings?" Martin didn't answer, and Soheil eventually called.
The turn card was the K♣, and Martin began reaching for chips. The dealer stopped him, indicating that it was Soheil's turn to act. Soheil looked at Martin, waved his hand, and said, "All in." Martin paused for a moment, looked at his stack, and called all in for 48,400. He didn't seem too excited, until Soheil tapped the table and said, "Nice call."
Martin showed A♥K♠ for a pair of kings with a gutshot straight draw, and Soheil turned over 4♦2♦ for a pair of deuces. Soheil would need to catch a four or a deuce to bust Martin, but the river card was the Q♣, and Martin doubled up.
As Soheil counted out the chips from his stack, he said that he should have moved all in on the flop. Someone else might point out that perhaps he shouldn't have played 4-2 suited for a preflop raise, but that's just not Soheil's style.
Josh Martin (Mankato, MN) - 200,000
Soheil Shamseddin (Houston, TX) - 58,000