Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Dave Can't Stann-d It

Dave Stann

Jim Bechtel opened to 1,200 from middle position, and "Hollywood Dave" Stann three-bet to 3,200. Bechtel called to go heads up to a flop.

The dealer rolled out {4-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {6-Spades}, and Bechtel let Stann bet 5,200 before check-raising to 20,000 straight. That was enough to cover Stann, and he started chatting while he was in the tank.

"Phil Hellmuth might be good enough to lay this down. I don't know about me, though."

"You'll make the right decision," Bechtel said with smirk, and that threw Stann for a loop.

"Oh man! I wanna put my chips in there so bad and see you roll over tens. Then I go POW! I win!" Eventually, and with much reluctance, Stann folded, offering Bechtel $100 to show. When he declined, Stann offered $200, then $300, but neither offer was accepted.

Stann - 12,000 (and $300)
Bechtel - 95,000

Tags: Dave StannJim Bechtel