In this hand from the European Poker Tour (EPT) 3 Monte Carlo, Norwegian Kristian Kjøndal finds himself with pocket Aces in the small blind and raises. His opponent, Canadian Marc Karam, in the big blind and sitting on a huge stack, decided to take a flop with J-8. Karam hit top pair and an inside straight draw on the flop, but Kjøndal still had the lead and committed more chips to the pot. When the turn came down, Karam hit his straight. After some Hollywooding by Karam, he betted and Kjøndal trusted his read to make an excellent laydown.