Mike Baroud limped under the gun for 30,000, Austin Farmer completed the small blind, and Scott Baumstein raised from the big blind to 135,000. Farmer folded, and Baroud called.
The flop came , Baumstein bet 80,000, and Baroud called.
The turn card paired the board with the , Baumstein bet about 115,000, and Baroud called.
The river card was the , Baumstein checked, and Baroud moved all in for 1,305,000. Baumstein had 985,000 left in his stack, and he went into the tank for a long time.
After a while, Baumstein said, “You could be bluffing with the best hand.” After a bit more thought, Baumstein added, “I feel like you don’t have it.”
Eventually, Baroud called for a clock, and shortly after the 30-second countdown started, Baumstein called all in for 985,000.
Baroud showed for a six-high bluff, and Baumstein triumphantly turned over to win the pot with ace high.
After the hand, Baumstein said, “If you hadn’t called the clock, I might not have called.” Baumstein later added that he was concerned that Baroud may have had something like pocket fours.
Scott Baumstein – 2,710,000 (90 bb)
Mike Baroud – 320,000 (11 bb)
With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,370,000 (46 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $15,905 each.