On Saturday April 7, 2012, Scott Stanko had the finest moment of his fledgling poker career. Stanko overcame 289 players to win the World Series of Poker Circuit Council Bluffs $1,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event. Not many things will eclipse that performance but winning a WSOP bracelet is certainly one of them. It's way too early to be thinking of WSOP gold but as our new chip leader we will allow him to hold the thought in his mind especially as his heart is still racing faster than the Road Runner eats seed.
Stanko has just moved up to 150,000 after eliminating Quentin Lae. Stanko flopped middle set on a flop (holding ) and Lae had top two pair (holding ). Lae check-raised for stacks and Stanko got it in. He told us how he had to fade a double gutter on the turn but he finally got there and now has a beautiful looking stack.