Early in Level 6 of the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl the field dropped from 56 to 49 players and since the feature table was the highest number to start, it’s the first to break. Cary Katz was relocated to an outer table and Doug Polk was quick to welcome him – even though he was at a different table.
“Do you guys know the Cary bet?” Polk asked the players at Katz’s new table. Sean Winter, Connor Drinan, Dan Perper, Steffen Sontheimer, Leon Tsoukernik and Erik Seidel didn’t reply.
“It’s when Cary bets 1/30th of the pot on the river to induce or get you to do something stupid. Have you done the Cary bet yet?” Polk asked.
“Once or twice,” Katz replied with a grin.
Earlier in the day commentator Ali Nejad noticed Katz’s small river bets and noted it on the stream. A writer familiar with Katz let Nejad know it’s a signature move of his.
— PokerTelegraph.com (@PokerTelegraph) May 28, 2017
Then the conversation moved on to a hand Katz played against Bryon Kaverman. Jason Mercier and Dan Shak joined in the conversation to hear the explanation.
Kaverman opened, Katz three-bet to 20,000 and Kaverman called. The flop came Ah Kd Kc, Kaverman check-called 14,000 and the turn came 5d. Kaverman checked, Katz checked behind and the river came Ts.
Kaverman checked again, Katz bet 49,000 and Kaverman check-raised to 155,000. Katz called, Kaverman showed pocket aces and Katz mucked his cards – king five.
The players pressed Katz more info on the hand and he said that Kaverman checked the whole way.