Originally Posted by Four Dogs
Go to 1:54 of the video and this time listen as Dennis Phillips says "I raise". What do you hear?
Might have been a small crack in his voice, but could just be the bad audio.
I don't think this hand was so much about tells, but rather, betting patterns. Phillips wouldn't lead into Demidov on that flop with a set. And on the offchance he did just flat a 4bet preflop with a monster (KK/AA), his weak bet into that pot looks more like a "let's see where I am at" bet.
I think Demidov put him on a weakish one pair hand, QQ/AJ. And given the strength Demidov has shown so far, it's quite reasonable to think if he shoves over that bet, that Phillips would fold both those hands. Phillips would have to think Demidov has at least QQ there. Plus, just in case Demidov is wrong and he gets snapped off, he still has at least 8 outs.
FWIW I hate the way Phillips played his AK, especially being out of position.