The board read and about 25,000 rested in between Mike Sexton and his lone opponent, sitting to his right on the button. Sexton, playing out of the small blind, checked, and his opponent fired 19,000 into the space in front of them. Sexton sat quietly, his hands folded over his cards, then grabbed the chips to call and tossed them alongside those of his opponent.
The player on the button quickly flipped over his for fives full of eights, and Sexton nodded silently, acknowledging he was beat. He slid his cards face down to the dealer, and looked back at his stack which has slid a bit as well. He's down to about 35,000.