A couple of days ago, Russian Vitaly Lunkin topped a field of 51 entries in the EPT10 Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller to win €771,300. Lunkin was well on his way to a cash here in the Main Event, but an unsuccessful bluff in the last level greatly diminished his chances.
It happened when Bulgaria's Aleksandar Denishev raised from the cutoff only to have Lunkin three-bet to 10,200 from the button. The blinds folded, Denishev four-bet to 22,000 and Lunkin ended up making the call. When the flop fell , Denishev fired out 14,100 and Lunkin made a relatively quick call. After the dealer burned and turned the , Denishev slid out a bet of 31,000 and Lunkin snap-shoved for roughly 125,000.
Denishev, clearly distraught, shot back his chair and put his hands on his head. He then removed his sunglasses and stared down Lunkin for well over three minutes before calling off for 117,300 total. Lunkin sheepishly turned over the for a bluff, and he seemed none too pleased when Denishev tabled the . Lunkin, who speaks limited english, expressed his displeasure and asked what took Denishev so long to call.
Whether or not it was a slow roll was a moot point as Denishev was shipped the double after the meaningless completed the board on the river.