On a flop, we picked up the action as the under-the-gun player led out with a bet of 600 in a heads-up pot. Jon Aguiar was in position, and he flicked the call into the pot to see the on the turn. Mr. UTG bet another 1,500, and Aguiar studied for just a bit longer before calling once again.
The rivered with a fourth club, and both players checked. When Aguiar checked to close the action, Mr. UTG threw his cards face-down into the middle of the table, after which the dealer motioned to Aguiar to show his cards. He sat as still as a statue.
"Muck his hand," he ordered.
The dealer repeated her request to see his cards, but he refused. "Muck his cards."
"No, I need to see," the dealer responded.
Aguiar was getting frustrated, and he now spoke more firmly with a pointed finger: "Touch his cards with your hand and move them towards the muck, and then I'll show my hand."
"Floor!" the dealer called.
A couple of the other players quickly jumped on the bandwagon and finally, the dealer obliged and mucked the losing hand. Immediately, Aguiar tabled his to win the pot, and he's moved up just a bit from his starting stack.