Vsevolod Malamud has distinguished himself on this final day of the Strangers in the Night tournament. His sunglasses are always on, his hood is almost always pulled down far over the glasses as possible, and he is becoming known for both betting unusual amounts and taking as long as possible to make his decisions.
In the last hand it was blind versus blind, with Sebastien Fortier acting first. The table had checked around, and when it came to Sebastien he raised to 240,000. Vsevolod took the opportunity to play with his chips for 2 minutes before re-raising to 715,000. Not to be outdone, Sebastien came back over the top with an all in shove for 2,100,000 more. He covered Vsevolod’s stack.
Vsevolod took more than four minutes sitting absolutely still until time was called. Eventually, as the dealer counted down from 5, nothing changed. His hand was folded for him, and Sebastien took down the pot.