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.