Don Nguyen, runner-up in both last year's $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Event and the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, opened with a raise. Barry Greenstein made it three bets from the next seat over. It folded to Michael Mizrachi in the small blind who announced a four-bet. Nguyen capped it with five bets and both Greenstein and Mizrachi called.
Mizrachi stood pat on the first draw, Nguyen took one new card, and Greenstein opted for two. Mizrachi led out and found two calls. The same actions happened on the second draw with Mizrachi patting, Nguyen taking one, and Greenstein pulling two. Once again, Mizrachi bet out and found two calls.
During the final draw, Mizrachi was pat while both Nguyen and Greenstein took one new card.
"I'll check to my friends," said Mizrachi, tapping the table.
"Very nice of you," replied Greenstein with a grin.
Both Nguyen and Greenstein checked it back and Mizrachi fanned for a pat ninety-eight. Nguyen and Greenstein mucked, allowing Mizrachi to scoop up the pot.