As we passed by a table just now, there was one player who seemed distressed. Not in a bad way, mind you. But he couldn’t, for the life of him, figure out what he should do. He laughed, talking with the dealers and the player whose bet had flummoxed him, trying to get a read on what to do. More than likely, he was looking for a sign that would allow him to fold without too much regret.
With the board showing a and nearly 100,000 in the pot, Louis-Patrick Levros had bet 71,000. Johny Esber was dying to know what Louis-Patrick had, but he wasn’t about to ask directly. After a minute or two of thinking and joking around with the table, Johny tossed away his cards.
But just like with Jessie Wheatley (see earlier post from this tournament), Louis-Patrick took pity on his confused opponent, allowing him to know that he had folded correctly. Very classy!
And while losing the pot wasn’t exactly his first choice, Johny’s momentary anxiety must have been soothed a small bit when Louis-Patrick chose to show him his pocket Aces before the dealer collected the cards and shuffled up the next hand.