Daniel Laidlaw put Charlie Carrel to the test on the very first hand, sending the British player deep into the think tank.
We caught the action on a flop of just as Carrel – sitting on the button –
led out for 2,300 with Laidlaw check-calling from the hijack.
Laidlaw checked the turn and Carrel fired again, this time for 2,900. Laidlaw looked down at his chips and announced a raise, sliding his whole stack into the middle for an all-in of 18,700 in total.
“You have nines or something?” queried Carrel. “I hope you haven’t got king-jack plus, that would be an issue…”
Carrel agonized over his decision for a good few minutes before apologizing to the table for taking his time.
“What are you doing to me?” Carrel asked.
The Brit does eventually let it go however, dropping to 25,000 while Laidlaw climbed to 35,000.