Thorel Gives It Up
Level 11 : 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Erik Seidel opened for 20,000 from the cutoff and received calls from Dani Stern and Jean-Noel Thorel, who were in the small and big blinds respectively. When the flop came down , Stern seized the initiative and led out for 45,000. Thorel looked suspicious and thought for about 45 seconds before raising it to 95,000.
Seidel quickly folded and Stern pushed back with a three-bet to 170,000 total. Thorel released his hand.