There was about 5,000 in the middle. The board read and a player playing from the big blind had pushed out a bet of 2,500. The action was on John Tabatabai who took a moment to think, then fired a raise to 7,400. His opponent twirled a single 500 chip between his fingers for about a half-minute, then let his hand go.
Tabatabai has about 38,000 now here at the start of Level 2.