A mass of chips sat in the middle, totaling about 15,000, with the board showing . Manuel Bevand, first to act, had pushed all in with his remaining 12,400, and his opponent was contemplating whether to call. He took his time with his decision, as the bet represented more than half of his remaining stack.
Finally the call came. "Kings?" said Bevand somewhat hopefully, tabling his . The response to his question came wordlessly -- and positively -- as his opponent showed .
The river brought the momentarily scary-looking (for Bevand) , and Bevand bounces back to about 28,000.
"That's all skill," he said as the dealer pushed the chips his way. "Just kidding," he added, and his opponent shook his head with a smile.