Hands #106-107: Neuville Shoves on the River
Hand #106: Kevin Eyster called out of the small blind, Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 185,000 in the big blind, and Eyster folded.
Hand #107: This time Lichtenberger completed from the small blind and Pierre Neuville put in a raise from the big blind. The Belgian made it 140,000, Lichtenberger called, and the dealer fanned . Lichtenberger checked, Neuville bet 235,000, and Lichtenberger called.
The turn was a repeat nine - the - and Lichtenberger led out for 480,000. Neuville quickly called.
There was 1.74 million in the middle, and the suicide king () completed the board. Lichtenberger placed a tower of green T25,000 chips in front of him, betting 600,000, and Neuville asked the dealer to confirm the amount of the bet. With his left hand he picked up a bottle of water, taking a hearty swig. He put the cap back on, took it off once more, and brought the bottle to his lips again.
He turned his attention to Lichtenberger as he downed another drink, then put the bottle down and looked down at his stack.
"All in," he announced, looking at the dealer and placing a stack of chips in front of him.
Lichtenberger shifted in his chair, then asked for a count. The all-in shove was for a total of 1.555 million - roughly 60% of Lichtenberger's stack, including his river bet - and he went deep into the tank.
While the American was mulling the decision over, Neuville sat very comfortably, finishing the remnants of his water. When he was finished, he crushed the plastic bottle emphatically and placed it on the small table beside him.
After about three minutes, Lichtenberger starting talking to Neuville, who simply laughed.
"Show it!" Ryan D'Angelo yelled from the rail. "We're going to see it in thirty minutes anyway!"
Neuville mucked facedown, and was awarded the pot.