Chris Johnson opened in middle position to 1,100 and Roland Deslippe flatted from the small blind. Stephen Diamantas took a quick peek at his cards and tossed out a raise of 3,300. Johnson was quick to put in a four-bet, making it 8,000 to go. Deslippe folded and Diamantas asked Johnson if he could move his hands so he could see his stack.
Diamantas sat there for a moment, his hand perched on top of his cards, protecting them as if his life depended on it. Johnson looked intently at Diamantas while he decided what to do. Ultimately Diamantas put in a five-bet to 15,300. Johnson quickly folded.
Diamantas might not be a big name in the Las Vegas poker world, but in Florida he's done quite well for himself with two six-figure scores over the last seven months at big regional events in Tampa, where he resides.