Lots of banter in a hand preflop with William Kassouf involved. Things began with Kassouf's opponent raising to 550. Kassouf opted to make a small three-bet to 1,125 and shared, "I am not bluffing. I have a bigger pair." The banter between his opponent went back and forth with both speculating on what each other had before Kassouf's opponent raised the action to 3,350. A discussion between the two continued with Kassouf's opponent offering to show one card if Kassouf folded before adding that it had to be a preflop fold.
Kassouf called the bet before the flop and called another bet of 2,500 on the flop, but not before more discussions took place between the two players. Kassouf's opponent reminded him that he wouldn't show cards anymore for a fold while they both continued to speculate what each other were holding.
The appeared on the turn. A player not involved in the hand called the clock after about 30 seconds. A floor person came over to the table 15-20 seconds later, but no action was taken since not enough time passed relating to this specific action despite some of the other actions taking a bit of time. Kassouf's opponent then fired out for 9,000. Kassouf asked how much the bet was and grinned and said, "Nine high like a boss," before tossing his hand into the muck.
Kassouf, has been hovering most of the early part of the day around the opening stack of 30,000 in chips had around 28,500 after the hand.