As the night nears its end, Paul Pierce is down under 50,000 after a recent pot. A player opened for a raise to 3,000 in middle position, and the hijack called, as did Pierce in the small blind. Pierce checked the flop. He called 6,000 after the third player folded. Pierce check-called 7,000 more on the turn, but snap-folded to a 6,000 bet on the river.
At another table, Brad Booth's seat was empty with an open seat card on the felt.