Back in October, Jason Lavallee won the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour London High Roller for £357,700. Lavallee is in today's field looking to become the first player to ever win two EPT high roller titles, but he just faced a set back in a hand against David Kaufmann.
It began when Kaufmann opened under the gun only to have Lavallee three-bet to 4,400. Kaufmann made the call and the both players checked the flop. When the turned. Lavallee led out for 5,400, Kaufmann called, and the completed the board on the river.
Lavallee slowed down with a check, and Kaufmann took his time before betting 8,400.
"I'm so confused," Lavallee admitted as he contemplated what to do for nearly two minutes. The bet constituted a good portion of his stack, but he decided to see it. Once the chips hit the felt, Kaufmann tabled the for the nuts. Lavallee stared at the cards for a moment and then sent his own to the muck unseen.