Vadim Markushevski opened with an under-the-gun raise, and Siya Sha flatted on the button. Jean-Pierre Petroli squeezed in a small reraise from the small blind, and both opponents called to see a three-way flop.
It came , and Petroli continued out with 26,000. That folded Markushevski without incident, but Sha was not so easily pacified. He called.
The turn came the , and Petroli stacked a second bullet worth 46,000 chips into the pot. Now the action froze on Sha for a long time. It must have been at least seven or eight minutes before someone at the table called the clock. Sha was given a thirty-second warning by the floorman halfway into the countdown, and just about then, Sha announced a raise all in.
It was 74,000 more to Petroli, and he sunk in his chair. Two or three minutes later, he folded to leave about 150,000 for the next try.