When we arrived, the action was already on the turn but Kempe – somewhat ashamed it seemed – smilingly told us the earlier action after the hand had finished.
The button opened for 25,000 and big blind Rainer Kempe three-bet to 110,000. The button called.
Kempe then fired 80,000 on and another 125,000 on the turn. His opponent called both times and checked behind once Kempe tapped the table on the river. Kempe showed and the button mucked.
“It’s like you can smell it when I’m doing something silly,” Kempe told us with a smile.
The next hand, the button opened and Kempe called from the small blind. The big blind came along as well and all three checked on . The on the turn saw Kempe check again and the big blind bet 32,000. The button called and Kempe check-raised to 128,000. The big blind folded, the button called. The river paired the board with the and Kempe bet around 600,000. The button folded right away.
Was Kempe up to something silly again? We’ll probably never know.