Gabe Kaplan raised to 100,000 on the button, Max Altergott reraised to 240,000 out of the big blind, and Noah Schwartz cold four-bet to 1.7 million in the big blind. Kaplan, who had 2.1 million behind, folded, and Altergott, who started the hand with 1.865 million, went deep into the tank.
While he mulled the decision over, the German started to look around the room. He wasn't looking at anything or anyone in particular - and he would turn his attention to Schwartz every so often - and his eyes darted back and forth.
"Sorry guys," he said after three or for minutes.
He eventually grabbed his entire stack with one hand and the cards with the other. One second it looked as if he was going to fold, and the next he was going to commit all of his chips.
Finally he moved all in for a little more than Schwartz's raise, and Schwartz turned his hand over, signifying a call.
Schwartz took the lead on a flop of , and the on the turn was a brick.
"Come on!" Altergott said. "Give me a Trickett!"
Altergott was not dealt a "Trickett," rather he was eliminated when the completed the board. He was the third player eliminated from Table 354 today.
Schwartz is up to 5.445 million.