Jeffrey King open-shoved for just shy of 1,500,000 with the button. Steven Kelly sweated his cards, thought for a moment and made the call.
The remaining spectators in the ESPN final table area crowded around the table as the dealer wrapped the tabled and delivered the flop.
A good sweat.
The on the turn took away King's backdoor flush draw though, and the on the river ended the hand completely.
King, very gentleman-like, stood from his chair, shook Kelly's hand and congratulated him on the momentous accomplishment. This was King's fifth final table at the World Series of Poker, and although he couldn't clinch his first bracelet he does walk away with a hefty second place prize; $236,819.