Its hard not to be drawn to table #40 where Maria Ho, Faraz Jaka, and Carlos Mortensen are all seated. "Let me tell you, one of us is going to win this" said Maria Ho once she took her seat at this table of power houses.
It was inevitable that eventually these three would play a hand against one another, and the most recent interaction did not disappoint. With a board spread across the table we found heads up action commencing between Carlos Mortensen and Faraz Jaka. We don't know how the action went before the river, but what we do know is there was around 3,200 already in the pot when Mortensen pushed out a 3,000 bet.
Possessing a stack of around 6,500 this call would be for about half Jaka's chips. Knowing this, Jaka took his time pondering what the best move was. Jaka spent the first minute of being in the tank in silent contemplation. The second minute, he engaged Mortensen, asking "got anything Carlos?" Mortensen stood quite stoic with a slight smirk on his face, while Jaka playfully asked more telling questions about the contents of Mortensen's hand. The third minute of thinking was again silent, and eventually lead to Jaka depositing a call into the pot.
Mortensen flipped over for a set of threes which was good enough as Jaka threw his cards away face down.