Event #38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

John "The Razor" Phan Toying With His Opponents

• Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

We caught up on a hand involving John "The Razor" Phan and one opponent. Phan raised to 600 from the cutoff and the big blind decided to come along, bringing a flop of {J-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} to the table.

The big blind checked and Phan fired a bet of 800 into the pot. After thinking it over for a minute or so, the big blind made the call and the {3-Clubs} arrived on the turn. After another check to him, Phan bet 1,500 and the big blind went into the tank again, pausing for three minutes or so before eventually releasing his hand.

Before the cards touched the muck, Phan playfully grabbed them and slid them back to his opponent. He intimated that he wanted the hand to continue and that he would accept a discount on his 1,500 bet. The big blind player re-capped his cards and the dealer appeared ready to let the hand go on, but the opponent folded again while Phan laughed and collected the pot.

Tags: John Phan