Winner gets a $25 Dunes Paulson Chip
This is probably TL;DR but I thought it'd be interesting...obviously it's different unless you're actually sitting there, but it was an interesting hand, at any rate.
If you saw my facebook post about this, please don't reply here.
I'm in a $1/2 cash game (dealt and raked, pretty professional, actually) after a major EPT event. Got about two fiddy behind and look down at As2s. There is a five straddle on (we're 8 handed) - so it's $16 to call. I'm OTB so it's good for a call and we go into the flop 5-handed (yee-haw!) with a $80ish pot.
Flop 7c-4s-Ah. I don't love my hand and I've seen several of these players fall in love with the slowplay, so when it checks around to me, I check too. Pot control, daniel-san.
Turn 6h. Checks around to me again, so I fire $45 into the pot (about a half-pot sized bet). SB instashoves for $450+, everyone else folds.
He's spewy and I know he's bluffed at a bigger pot at least once in the last hour, but he's also slowplayed big hands up to a $450 stack from an $80 buy in.
He also likes to talk. So I decide I'm going to Matusow him and get some intel.
"Want action?" He nods his head, doesn't want to talk. OK, we'll see....
"What's your shoe size?" This gets a laugh and he actually tells me (10)
"I have the weakest possible ace. How strong is yours?" He tells me it's not bad
"Are you stealing, or are you strong? I don't think you love your hand" He just smiles
"You're quite the bully aren't you?" He shoots me an annoyed look and I don't want him to clam up so I followup with "...but you're obviously a solid player given the size of that stack".
"Do you have me covered?" This is always good for a laugh when playing against a huge stack at the table. He laughs and tells me he thinks he has me covered.
"Can I get a count?" He says again that he has me covered, and I reply "I know, I just thought it would stroke your ego to count those stacks in front of everyone" He smiles and looks down.
"If I fold will you show?" He looks at me funny, stammers, and says (as awkward as it sounds) "I don't want to say, but if I had to say, I'd probably say yes". I turn to the guy next to me and ask him loudly "I don't even know what that means" with my hands outstretched. Another table laugh.
I finally tell him that I don't think he wants action, so I'm going to give it to him. He just stares at the felt.
"I call", I announce, and flip over my A2 (top pair, worst possible kicker).
He flips over.............what does he flip over?
Closest possible answer by Tuesday at 10:00am Eastern US gets a free $25 mint Dunes Paulson chip.