Big Call Pushes Rocky in Front
Charalampos Lappas opened for 50,000 from middle position. Sonu Sharma was contemplating what to do on the button when Roch "Rocky" Cousineau started to push calling chips forward from the small blind, not realizing Sharma had yet to act. Finally Sharma folded, Cousineau called, the flop came , and both checked.
The turn brought the and a bet of 66,000 from Cousineau. Lappas thought a beat, then pushed out a raise to 160,000. Cousineau called.
The river was the . Cousineau was thinking about what to do, and Lappas spoke up, thinking perhaps Cousineau had checked dark (he hadn't). Finally the Cousineau did check, and after about a half-minute Lappas bet 225,000.
Cousineau went deep into the tank, finally emerging to make the call. "I have a queen," he said as he did, turning over for queens and jacks. Lappas instantly mucked.
With that one Cousineau pushes up over 1.3 million and into the chip lead.