Ryan Laplante opened to 50,000 from under the gun and three players called – including Thai Ha in the small blind.
Ha checked the flop and Damjan Radanov did the same in the big blind. Laplante continued for 125,000, leading John Riordan to fold on the button before Ha called and Radanov released.
The fell on the turn and Ha checked again – only to see Laplante bet 325,000. Ha called and he checked for a third time after the paired the board on the river.
Laplante took a few moments before he announced his next bet – sized at 850,000.
Ha went deep into the tank, using two time extensions and nearly a third before he eventually folded.
“Show the bluff.” Ha said hopefully, to which Laplante quickly replied, “No one ever bluffs in PLO.”