Vitaly Lunkin opened for 225,000 from the under-the-gun position with the and Erik Seidel defended from the big blind holding the . When the flop came down , Seidel opted to lead out for 250,000 and Lunkin just called with top pair.
The dealer then burned and turned the , Seidel bet 675,000 and again Lunkin just called. A big pot was building, and Seidel could have been in trouble if he continued his bluff after the river gave Lunkin two pair. Seidel must have thought better of it as he checked and then quickly folded when Lunkin bet 1 million.