If Nikolaos Tsitos and Leonidas Lazarou (pictured in the arm aperture) had been playing online, the timebank alarm would have been ringing for both as their turn and river decisions became quiet, lengthy, intense affairs.
With the board standing Kd 9c 4d 6s, Tsitos bet out 14,200 (close to pot size, if not over). Lazarou made the call; both players still had around 40,000 chips behind.
The river: Jh. Think-check from Tsitos. A couple of minutes of tank time and Lazarou bet 13,000. Back to Tsitos who took his own time in the tank before finally making the call. As soon as the chips had left his fingers, he said, “Set,” as if he had known all along; Lazarou showed down 4s 4h for, indeed, a set.
Lazarou – 110,000
Tsitos – 25,000