Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Lyle Berman (hijack) and his neighbor (cutoff) had built a pot of about 2,000 when the flop came . Berman checked, his opponent bet 1,025, and Berman called. Both then checked the turn.
The river brought the and a bet of 2,500 from Berman, prompting a fold from his opponent. Berman, who took fifth in the WSOP Main Event in 1989 (won by Phil Hellmuth), has gotten off to a positive start in his quest to match or improve on that finish. He now has 34,000.