In a three-way pot the board was reading , blinds Kevin MacPhee and Rolands Norietis checked across to Stefan Raffay who bet 1,000. MacPhee called and Norietis check-raised to 2,000 with both players calling to see the turn.
MacPhee checked again and Norietis now led out for 4,750, Raffay folded and MacPhee made the call a second time and the river was the to make four to a straight out on the board. The American now moved all in for 18,450 into the pot of about 16,000 and Norietis tanked. The Latvian was thinking for nearly ten minutes before the clock was finally called on him - this spurred him into action and he finally released his hand.