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Event 14: $15,400 $5 Million Guaranteed WPT World Championship

Hand #89: Molasses and a Glass of Juice

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Byron Kaverman

Hand #89: Byron Kaverman opened to 200,000 from under the gun, and next to act Keven Stammen flatted the raise, with Tony Dunst quickly folding on the button. Sitting in the small blind, Ryan D'Angelo three-bet jammed for 2.35 million, which led to an extended tank from Kaverman (who is known for taking a minute or so just to check his big blind option).

“You didn’t even think about it, did you?," asked Kaverman, directing his inquiry to D'Angelo despite Stammen remaining in the hand. "If you had threes, you might’ve thought about it. If you had aces, you might’ve thought about it.”

Kaverman sat still and stared downward for over seven minutes, cutting out a stack of chips and riffling them (even that was done deliberately), before finally making up his mind and sliding his cards slowly, inch by inch, to the dealer.

Stammen beat him into the muck with a snap-fold after having more than enough time to decide, and the rail exploded with yet another cheer from D'Angelo's rail - his girlfriend and fellow pro Ronit Chamani punctuating the celebration with shout of "woo baby!" as her beau bagged the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
us 8,295,000 -215,000
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us 2,925,000 560,000
Curt Kohlberg us
Curt Kohlberg
us 2,565,000 -115,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 1,960,000 -215,000
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 665,000 -15,000

Tags: Byron KavermanKeven StammenRonit ChamaniRyan D'AngeloTony Dunst