Robert Turcotte, the first to invest, raised to 4.5K. The action was folded around to Hicham Hammoud, who flatted the bet, and Christian Larocque made it 14.5K to go from the blind. Robert, facing a solid bet, made the call, and so did Hicham, despite the fact that the bet represented about half his stack.
A 14.5K continuation bet was placed, and Robert, after carefully counting his stack, announced all-in. Hicham folded, and Christian decided to see him.
Right away, Robert congratulated him for the good call, but it was far from over.