Three players, including Manuel Bevand in late position, had together built a pot of about 6,500 in the middle when the flop came . The early position player checked, then the next player over bet 5,000. Bevand inquired how much the bettor had behind -- about 9,000 -- then raised enough to cover his stack. The early position player got out, and Bevand's opponent called.
Bevand had , but was well behind his opponent's . Then came the turn and river -- -- giving Bevand a backdoor spade flush and sending his opponent to the rail.
"Better lucky than good," Bevand shrugged as he stacked up his winnings. He has about 53,000 as we approach the end of Level 3 and the dinner break.