On fourth street, the board read when Dennis Stevermer bet 200,000. Ken Pates raised to 600,000, and Stevermer pushed all in. Pates made the call.
"I'm on a draw," Stevermer announced as he got out of his seat, throwing down for a gutshot and a flush draw. "Good call."
Pates flipped for top pair. The two awaited the river card, and the dealer placed the on the felt, pairing the board and keeping Pates' kings best. The tournament director counted down stacks, and Pates had his opponent covered by about 100,000. He embraced the small crowd that had gathered on the rail for him before shaking Stevermer's hand and accepting his congratulations.