Last year Talal Shakerchi and PokerStars Team Online player Isaac Haxton squared off in a big live streamed cash game right here in Monaco. Todat they're seating right next to each other today in the €100,000 Super High Roller. Haxton came out on top in the cash game last year, and just won a big pot here in the tournament.
Shakerchi opened the hijack for 2,500 and got three-bet by Haxton in the cutoff to, what we believe was 7,500. The button and both blinds folded, Shakerchi made the call.
Both players checked the on the flop. The turn brought the into play and Shakerchi check-called a 5,500 bet from Haxton. The river was anything but a blank with the . Shakerchi thought for a little bit, and then placed 16,500 in the middle. Haxton tossed a 25,000 chip into the middle. Shakerchi mucked his cards, and so did Haxton.
"How do you do it?" asked Daniel Cates who had the button that hand. "How do you win a pot and don't even have to show your cards". "You probably even called with queen-high" Cates laughed. "I probably did not call with queen-high" laughed Haxton. "I would have shown if Ithought he called with queen-high" added Shakerchi. "But what if he knows that you know that he's not bluffing" Cates replied. The table laughed while Haxton was stacking his chips.