Kensaku Takagi raised to 4,500 under the gun and David Stamm three-bet to 20,000 from the small blind. Takagi four-bet to 60,000 and Stamm five-bet for 200,000. Takagi took a minute of reflection then responded by moving all in for 609,500 and Stamm called putting at risk about 555,000.
"Just gotta fade," muttered Stam.
The dealer spread a flop of . "No diamonds!" said Stam. But the turn brought the . "I said no diamonds," continued Stamm, and the river filled up the board for Takagi to win the pot with his flush, sending Stamm to the rail.
"This is a cruel game you guys, a very cruel game," commented Stamm while getting ready to leave.
"I worked so hard to be able to play this well and then this happens," he added, before heading to the exit.