Sam Stein was once nursing a pretty short stack and looking to double up. He's done that by now, and much more. We just caught him picking up some chips from David Dalesandro that sent him over 225,000.
On the board, Dalesandro checked and Stein bet 16,000. After a minute or so in the tank, Dalesandro made the call.
The river completed the board with the and Dalesandro checked again. Stein slid out a tall stack of yellow T1,000 chips for a bet of 26,000. Dalesandro tanked for another minute, but this time gave it up and Stein won the pot.
Stein is a Las Vegas resident with over $3.3 million in live tournament earnings. His best year was in 2011 when he won over $2.15 million and also recorded the single largest score of his career. To start off that year, Stein took fourth in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event for a cool $1 million. He then won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in the $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event for over $420,000. This was just two weeks after he took third in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship that Amir Lehavot won for $264,651. Later on that year, Stein had another six-figure score by taking down the European Poker Tour San Remo €10,000 High Roller for $€223,000.