Hand #296: Jack Salter started this hand with the button. He raised to 650,000 with the , and Antonio Buonanno folded.
Hand #297: Antonio Buonanno had the button, and he raised to 600,000 with the . Jack Salter defended his big blind with a call holding the and the flop fell . Salter checked, and Buonanno bet 500,000. Salter called.
The turn was the , vaulting Buonanno in front with top pair, but giving Salter a flush draw to go along with his pair of sixes. After Salter checked, Buonanno bet 800,000. Salter counted out the chips and made the call.
The river was the , and Salter checked to Buonanno's two pair. The Italian reached for chips and fired 2 million. Immediately, Salter took off his sunglasses and leaned back in his chair. "Ahh, f***," Salter said, under his breath.
"Time," Buonanno said only moments into Salter's tank. The floor staff informed Buonanno that it had only been about 30 seconds for Salter's tank and that they would wait to put the clock on him.
After another little bit of time, Salter popped up out of his chair and leaned hard on the table, almost right into Buonanno's personal space to get a close read. He then leaned back, began talking out loud to Buonanno, but the Italian just sat there motionless.
"Time," Buonanno said again.
The tournament staff didn't put the clock on Salter this time, although it had been nearly three minutes of thinking for Salter. Then, he called.
Buonanno tabled his two pair, and Salter mucked.