On the very first hand of play following break, the players find themselves in a big pot. Frank Gary raises from the button, and Jonathan Tamayo makes the call.
The flop comes . Tamayo checks it over, and Gary bets and gets called.
The turn card is the . Tamayo leads out this time, and Gary comes right back over the top with a raise. Tamayo flat calls.
The river is the . Tamayo leads out again with another bullet, and Gary looks frustrated. After taking a moment, he does make the call, and the cards are revealed:
Gary's set of nines is plenty good enough to win him a big pot, and vault him well up into the chip lead. He has closed in on the one-and-a-half-million mark.