High Roller

Bilokur Showing Tight Aggression

[user66118] • Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Jason Koon raised under the gun with {K-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds}, making it 54,000 to go. On the button, Leonid Bilokur woke up with {A-Clubs} {A-Spades}, and he reraised to 116,000 with position. Nicolas Fierro was in the big blind with {6-Diamonds} {6-Hearts}, but he decided to lay it down rather than being stuck in the middle. Koon made the call, though, and off they went to the flop.

It came {2-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {K-Hearts}, and Koon check-called a 115,000-chip continuation bet. That brought them to the {6-Clubs} turn, and Bilokur fired another 270,000 at the pot. Koon check-called fairly quickly once again, and the {9-Hearts} completed the board. When it did, Bilokur shoved all in for the ~1.1 million chips Koon had left.

Koon said something like, "I was for sure calling," quietly, but he wasn't so sure he wanted to call off his whole stack. He tried to make some small talk with Bilokur, furrowing his brow and trying to work out what was what. After a couple minutes, he laid it down.

"Was it a bluff?" he asked as the players stepped away from the table for the break.

Tags: Leonid BilokurJason Koon