Dutch pro Jolmer Meelis just made the, arguably, call of the day risking his tournament life with just ace-high.
Meelis raised from middle position to 9,000 and Steve Tripp called from the cutoff. The flop brought out and Meelis bet 12,000, Tripp called.
On the turn the hit and Meelis opted to check after which Tripp bet 32,000. Meelis paused for a bit but ultimately he made the call.
Meelis stared into the distance as the popped up on the river, he glanced over to the board and checked.
After about 20 seconds Tripp asked Meelis to make his stack visible, and the Dutchman complied by moving his arms.
Meelis had 100,500 chips left and after another 20 seconds Tripp moved all in. While most players, especially in this tournament close to the money, take lots of time for every big decision Meelis did no such thing.
"I call," the Dutchman said within 10 seconds.
"You got it," Tripp responded with a blank look on his face.
Meelis showed and Tripp produced a meagre, "Nice call."
Players at the table were clearly impressed with Meelis' call and the Dutchman produced the tiniest of smirks as he raked in this crucial pot with 783 players remaining in the tournament.