Staring straight into the face of another human being, for a prolonged period of time, can be a very difficult thing to do; unless you are Martin Jacobson or Chad Brown that is. The pair of them just exchanged glares in a very interesting pot.
At the beginning of the hand Jacobson (99,000) and Brown (91100) were evenly stacked. Brown raised to 1,500 from middle position and Jacobson defended his big blind. The flop was and Jacobson check-called a 1,500 Brown c-bet. Moving on to the turn and this is where the hand got a little interesting. The dealer placed the onto the felt and Jacobson led this time with a bet of 3,700. Brown's reaction was to raise to 9,000 and stare right into the face of Jacobson. Jacobson looked composed and took a few minutes before pulling his chips back and replacing them with 22,000 new ones. He then stared deep into the eyes of Brown who just stared right back. For a moment it looked as if no-one would do anything before Brown made the call and both sets of eyes changed direction and headed to the board. The card they were all waiting for was the and with all the tension of the turn seemingly evaporated both players checked.
"I have a six," said Jacobson.
Brown turned over , "I didn't think you would pay me off," said Brown.
Jacobson found this comment funny and mucked his hand while having a little chuckle to himself.