After checking the turn with the board reading , Andy Hwang watched his lone opponent do the same.
When the river came Hwang coolly flicked a single chip forward for a bet of 1,000. The pot contained about 2,000 at that point, and those chips were pushed to Hwang after his opponent beat a hasty retreat.
After an open to 75 from the player under the gun, action folded around to Greg "Fossil Man" Raymer in the hijack.
The 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion decided to apply a little pressure, and Raymer three-bet to 200. The cutoff and the button both flatted the reraise, as did the original bettor, and the flop fell .
Three checks to the cutoff prompted a bet of 550, and when the action folded to Raymer the champ tossed out a few chips for a raise to 2,500. Faced with a pressure play from a feared pro, the cutoff dove deep down into the tank to contemplate his options, staring straight ahead and remaining silent for upwards of four minutes.
Finally, one player at the table decided to call the clock on the tanker, and a few seconds after the floor arrived on the scene the hand ended via fold.
As he collected his newly earned chips Raymer delivered a discourse on the increased use of clock-calls, mentioning that in today's game players simply do not have the patience to suffer through extended deliberations over marginal pots.