Robert Salaburu started with the button. Russell Thomas raised to 750,000 from under the gun, Jacob Balsiger called from a seat over, and it folded around to Greg Merson who raised to 1.85 million. Then Jesse Sylvia pumped it up to 4.6 million from the cutoff seat. It folded back to Thomas who paused a bit and moved all in for more than 17 million.
That big push was enough to force folds all around, and Thomas showed his .