There was about 4,000 in the middle and the board read . David "Doc" Sands, acting with characteristic deliberation, his movements seemingly choreographed in super slo-mo, tapped the felt to check, and his opponent checked behind. The turn was the . Again acting slowly, Sands collected chips for a bet of 1,450, and his opponent called.
The river brought the . Sands again sat motionless for 20 seconds or more, then carefully set out a bet of 5,050. His opponent held his head in his hands, rechecked his cards, then tapped the felt as he mucked.
In startling contrast, Sands stacked up his newly-won chips with quickness, neatly assembling them into color-coordinated columns before the next hand was dealt. Sands' day has been one of virtual stasis, though, as he presently sits with just about 30,000, the same amount he had when the day began.