Sergio Castelluccio raised to 100,000 in late position, James Alexander called in the cutoff, and the button and both blinds released. The flop fell , Castelluccio check-called a bet of 175,000, and the turn brought the . Castelluccio checked, Alexander fired out 275,000, and Castelluccio went into the tank.
"If you call, it scares me," the American told the Italian. "If you raise, I got you."
The completed the board, and Castelluccio checked a third time. Alexander moved all in for effectively 865,000, sending Castelluccio back into the tank.
"If you fold," Alexander said. "I win for sure."
This puzzled Castelluccio.
"I don't know what you mean by that," the Italian told him.
Castellucio tanked for a bit longer, then folded. Alexander triumphantly spiked onto the felt.
"Let's play poker boys!" he exclaimed.