Kyle Keranen raised to 175,000 from under the gun, and Michael Finstein moved all in for an additional 1.22 million out of the cutoff. The action folded back to Keranen, went into the tank.
After two minutes of sitting still and not doing much of anything, Keranen cut out a stack of lavender T100,000 chips, added a few orange T5,000 chips on top, and made the call.
It was your classic race, and things heated up on a flop of . Neither player held a heart, but if Finstein made a set of tens then Keranen would take the lead with a Broadway straight. He could also move ahead with an ace or a queen on the turn.
The turn was a queen - the - and Keranen was suddenly in front. Finstein was drawing live, needing an ace or a nine to make a straight, but the bricked off on the river.
Finstein earns $186,388 for his efforts, while Keranen is up to 11.09 million chips.