The board read and about 5,000 sat in the middle. The action was on Vanessa Selbst, sitting in the big blind, and acting with deliberation she bet 3,100. Jason Alexander, waiting only a couple of seconds, pushed out a raise to 6,500 from middle position. Selbst again took her time, rechecking her cards, then made the call.
The river was the , and both players checked in a flash. Selbst tabled for top two pair. Alexander nodded in acknowledgment, showing his as he did.
As the hand concluded, one of the many passing photographers asked the former "Seinfeld" star to pose for a picture, and Alexander obliged with a cheeky, faux-serious poker face for the shot before breaking into a wide grin afterwards.
Alexander is still grinning, despite having slipped to 23,000. Meanwhile, Selbst has some reason to smile, too, having bumped back up to 34,000 here in the early going.