Right next door on table 34, a similar thing happened.
The board was showing a with about 10,000 in the pot. Tommy Dion bet 4,000 and Raphael Ohayon called. Both players checked and the turn came down a .
Tommy led out again with another bet, this time 5,000. Raphael called again, without either urgency or hesitation. The river was dealt a .
Again Tommy led out, again for 5,000. Raphael called just as casually as before, showing the wheel with an A-3. It was enough to beat Tommy, who only had A-Q.
It is some question, however, as to why Raphael didn’t raise Tommy’s river bet. There were no flushes or boats in play, nor had any higher straights made themselves possible as the board was dealt.
Having flopped a straight, his caution can only be explained if you assume he was guarding against his opponent holding a higher low straight, perhaps 3-6 hole cards.
Raphael is clearly a cautious player, making wide allowances for the wider range of hands played in a 6-Max tournament. It may be just that kind of agile and unhurried play that maintain his a place near the top of the leaderboard as the tournament continues on.