Govert Metaal has been on a tear as of late, and he brought us up to speed by telling us what happened in a big pot he played against Thi Xoa Nguyen.
Metaal raised from late position holding and Nguyen called from the blinds, putting on the flop. Metaal explained how Nguyen called his bets on both the flop and the turn - which was a blank - and the river was the .
Nguyen lead out for 12,500 and Metaal raised it up to 36,000, and his raise got called. Metaal showed his straight, and Nguyen mucked.
A few hands later Metaal limped under the gun and Nguyen raised it up to 1,500. The player on Nguyen's left moved all in for 12,175 and the action folded to Metaal.
Metaal went into the tank for a while before making the call, and Nguyen folded.
The board ran out and Metaal knocked out his opponent.