Just before the level up, Michael Kanaan limped from middle position only to have the player on the button raise to 400. The small blind then three-bet to 1,250, the big blind called, and Krost woke up with a limp-raise to 3,000. The button and small blind both folded, while the big blind came along for the ride.
The flop came down and the big blind insta-shipped his stack of 4,400. Kanaan seemed hesitant, but made the call nonetheless.
Kanaan was ahead but needed to dodge the nut-flush draw of his opponent. The turn gave the big blind a whole new set of outs, but the river blanked. "I never hit a draw," the big blind lamented as he exited the tournament floor.
Kanaan is up to approximately 16,500.