Russell Crane opened for 725 from the cutoff and got a single caller from the player on the button. The flop came . Crane checked, his opponent bet 1,000, and after a few seconds Crane tossed out two light blue (500) chips to call. The turn was the , and Crane checked once more. This time his opponent bet 2,000, and again after a bit of reflection Crane called the bet.
Both players checked the river, and after some hesitation Crane showed his for aces. "I got two pair," said his opponent, showing his .
"Who would ever play jack-three," he added as the dealer pushed the chips his way. Perhaps what Crane was thinking.