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Hand #38: Andrew Robl Takes the Chip Lead From Vanessa Rousso
Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Andrew Robl raises from the button to 200,000, and Vanessa Rousso calls from the big blind. The flop comes 742, Rousso checks, Robl bets 250,000, Rousso check-raises to 750,000, and Robl thinks for nearly two minutes before he moves all in for 3,860,000.
Rousso says, "I have a feeling that this is so going to be like the last hand," and she goes into the tank.
After about three minutes, Rousso asks, "Do you want me to do this?" Robl says nothing, and Rousso adds, "I have a big hand. A really, really, really big hand."
Rousso starts to stretch her arm and says in a drawn-out voice, "Okay … I'm going to …" and then she pulls back her arm and seems to start thinking thru the hand some more.
A few moments later, she calls the clock on herself. (She did the same thing yesterday in a huge spot against Antonio Esfandiari, and she ended up calling to win the pot.)
Rousso says, "Did you think you were good here with top pair?"
Finally, when the countdown gets down to the final three seconds, Rousso pushes her cards forward to fold. (Total time in the tank was nearly eight minutes.) Robl's friends cheer from the stands as he takes the pot, and as you'd expect, he doesn't reveal anything about his hand.
Seat 1. Antonio Esfandiari - 2,230,000
Seat 2. Vanessa Rousso - 4,195,000
Seat 4. John Racener - 3,805,000
Seat 5. Kirk Morrison - 2,325,000
Seat 6. Andrew Robl - 5,100,000
06:56 PM, 12/08/10