Level 9: 600/1,200 (1,200)
Rocco Ascia opened from middle position with a min-raise and right behind him, Vito La Barbera called. All other players folded.
Ascia bet 4k and La Barbera instantly called.
Ascia fired another bet, 12k. And again La Barbera called without much hesitation.
Now Ascia slowed down and checked. In turn, La Barbera took over the betting and fired a fairly large 30k bet – close to the size of the pot. Rocco Ascia needed a few minutes to mull over the hand and eventually called.
Ascia showed JXJX for a weak overpair. La Barbera turned over 6X6X for a straight with almost perfect execution on the river for extracting maximum value.
Vito La Barbera – 130,000
Rocco Ascia – 76,000