We just witnessed an eyebrow-raising hand over at Table 381 in the Orange section of the Amazon Room primarily involving three players — Vee Lee, Manuel Bevand, Jake Cody.
The hand began with a min-raise by Bevand from early position and a call from David Lee sitting a couple of seats over. It folded to Cody on the button who raised to 2,800 and Vee Lee cold-called the three-bet from the small blind. The action got back to Bevand who then reraised again, David Lee folded, then Cody made it 12,500 from the button and Lee called once more.
That's when Bevand decided to reraise all in for his last 36,700. Cody considered for a half-minute or so, and when he called the shove those not in the hand reacted with interest. The reactions were even greater when Lee called as well, creating a main pot of more than 110,000.
Bevand sat back in his chair smiling, saying "Good luck, everybody" as he appeared resigned to the fate of having perhaps made his last 2013 WSOP Main Event action.
Everyone was riveted as the dealer spread the flop. Lee quickly checked, then Cody bet 20,000. Lee leaned over to see Cody had but 16,000 or so left behind, and she set out a stack of orange chips as a raise that covered Cody. Cody called, and all leaned forward to see what hands could have produced such a sequence of events.
Cody turned over , and Lee expressed amazement as she also turned over . But no one was more surprised — and elated — than Bevand as he tabled his hand… !
The dealer put out the turn and amid further reactions, with Bevand saying "Can somebody pinch me? Am I dreaming?" Bevand won the big main pot, while both Cody and Lee survive with a chop of the side pot.