2021 World Series of Poker Europe
£10,300 High Roller
Days:
123

Kassouf Speech Play

Yardley • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante
William Kassouf had Max Silver in a tizzy earlier.

Some players like to talk at the table and some never shut up. It’s fair to say William Kassouf is in the latter group. He had opened the action from under the gun and was involved in a pot with Patrick Leonard. Kassouf had check called the flop of {6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and had now seen the {9-Clubs} come on the turn. Kassouf checked and the talking went up a notch.

“I’ve got five-seven of clubs. Turned the straight, I had a re-draw to the flush.” Kassouf insisted over and over again. Whatever the intended effect was Leonard checked and Kassouf continued, “Oh he’s slowed down now.”

The river was the {a-Diamonds} and Kassouf continued to state he had that hand and said, “I’d better value bet.” and put out a bet of 10,100.

Leonard didn’t instantly fold so Kassouf asked him if he had an ace and if so which one. “I’ve got the jack of hearts and the ace of diamonds.” Leonard replied. “The ace of diamonds is on the board. Bluff better.” Kassouf teased. Leonard folded and flashed the {a-Spades}.

“Say ‘Please Will’ and I’ll show you the five-seven of clubs.” Leonard didn’t want to at first but he relented and said the words.

Kassouf turned over his {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}.

Player Chips Progress
William Kassouf gb
William Kassouf
gb 42,000 42,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 38,200 -29,800

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