Justin Thurlow opened the action with a raise to 10,000 on the button and received a call from Gary Ewald in the small blind. Both players checked a flop of .
The turn was and Ewald bet 15,000. Thurlow called and the river came . Ewald bet another 15,000 and Thurlow thought for a half-minute before tossing out three T5,000 chips to make the call.
"King," said Ewald, tabling . Thurlow nodded to confirm Ewald's hand was best and then sent his cards to the muck. With the pot, Ewald now finds himself at 367,000, just 10,000 shy of Thurlow as he climbs into contention for the chip lead with the end of the night looming near.