With about 2,500 in the middle and the board showing , the blinds both checked, then the UTG player bet 1,550.
Brian Hastings, sitting in the cutoff, was next to act. He inquired what the UTG player had behind -- about 9,000 -- then raised to 4,000. The others folded, and after pausing a beat Hastings' lone remaining opponent let it go as well.
Hastings had a rough first couple of levels, dropping down to less than half his starting stack. But he's bounced back to about 25,000 now.