Statkiewicz raised to 32,000 from under the gun and the table folded back around to Selbst who called from the big blind. The flop came out all hearts -- . And both checked. The turn was the . Selbst bet 35,000, and Statkiewicz promptly pushed out a stack of 95,000. Selbst took a moment to decide, then called.
The river was the . Selbst checked, and Statkiewicz bet 140,000. Selbst thought for a long time, long enough for Statkiewicz finally to call the clock. As the tourney director counted down the seconds, Selbst feigned folding to try to get a reaction, but none came. Finally, with seconds to go, Selbst folded.
"Yes!" exhaled Statkiewicz. "Dry ace, baby!" He folded without showing, though, and Selbst doubted he'd had the only.
Statkiewicz is back up around 320,000. Selbst is holding steady with 1.2 million.