Fabrice Soulier opened the betting with a raise to 725 from under the gun, and was immediately three-bet by the player to his direct left, Ireland's Mick Graydon. This early action set alarm bells ringing in the ears of the rest of the table and they folded back around to Soulier who called.
The flop fell and Soulier checked to his opponent. Graydon sat motionless for a few moments, before reaching for chips worth 2,700. Soulier was not prepared to pay this sum and his cards found their way to the muck.