A player in middle position opened to 5,300, Patrick Poirier three-bet to 13,500, and the action folded back to his opponent who four-bet to 25,300. Poirier then five-bet to 55,000, sending his opponent deep into the tank.
The player leaned back into his chair, put his arms behind his head, and stared down Poirier. He then leaned forward but his hands on his face, and moved all in for 135,000.
Poirier snapped it off.
It was your classic race situation. The flop () and turn () changed nothing, but the slammed on the river to give Poirier the elimination. His opponent gave a small speech for the cameras before leaving, while Poirier stacked his newfound chips.
He now has well over a million, making him our first player in the 2011 WSOP Main Event with a seven-figure stack.