Michael Stephenson and PokerStars Qualifier James Manlove reached the river of a board reading . Manlove moved in from the small blind for 26,450.
Stephenson looked pained and was perhaps contemplating a call when Manlove stared to talk him. “Ace two is no good. I have that beat. It will be a good laydown, you’ll get respect.”
Stephenson responded by saying his set of twos was probably beaten but encouraged Manlove to talk some more.
In the end Stephenson let his hand go and Manlove showed him the .