RG NKC Main Event (Day 1A): Ace magnets for Licking

Level 8 (500/1000/100)
Day 1A entries: 82

In the waning moments of Level 7, Russell Licking (pictured) opens from the hijack to 3,000 and a player calls from the big blind. The flop is spread A♥J♥6♠ and the big blind checks. Licking thinks for a moment and then checks it back.

The dealer puts the 7♥ on the board, bringing in a possible flush. The big blind leads for 3,000, and again Licking thinks for a moment before taking action; he calls.

The river is the Q♦, and now the big blind checks. Licking takes his time and puts out a bet of 4,000. The big blind thinks it over and folds. While pulling in the pot, Licking turns over K♦K♣.

The table is silent, no doubt wondering if Licking was value betting or bluffing.

Russell Licking - 99,000