2013 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Lehmanski Doubles

Max Lehmanski

Max Lehmanski is known for taking his time to make decisions at the table. For significant decisions, he tends to tank for a long time, but whatever he's doing is obviously working.

On the turn, with the board reading {6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, Max Lehmanski bet 3,800, and his opponent check-raised raised to 12,000. Lehmanski thought for about a minute, then called. The river was the {6-Spades}, and Lehmanski's opponent shoved all in. Lehmanski went deep into the tank, looking back and forth between his opponent and the board. After about two minutes, he leaned back in his chair and sighed. After about three minutes, he took a drink of water and a mint (an Altoid small, wintergreen flavor). A minute later, he took of his headphones and spent more time staring at the board. A minute later, he pushed forward a stack of chips to signify a call, although it seemed to have a crying call feel to it, like he thought he was giving his chips away. If so, that feeling was wrong. His opponent showed {q-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a pair of queens, and Lehmanski turned over {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a pair of aces.

The chip stacks were close, and after they were officially counted, Lehmanski had 26,725. He doubled up on the hand, and his opponent was left with only about 5,000.

Chips Count
Max Lehmanski de 85,000 38,000