It started with a raise to 55,000 from Jackduyph Duong from early position. Theodore Driscoll called from the small blind and Brandon Eisen put in a raise from the big blind to 159,000. Duong studied the raise amount and casually tossed out a stack of T25,000 chips with one T5,000 chip thrown in for good measure for a total bet of 330,000. Driscoll folded and Eisen wasted little time in announcing that he was all in.
Duong took a very quick look back at his cards and called.
A player at the table said "I know Brandon has a big hand" and he did... . It wasn't big enough though as Duong held . The flop would change everything for the two players as it came to give Eisen the lead in the hand. His rail let out a roar, excited at the prospect of the huge pot their man was about to win.
"Hold on," said Eisen, well aware of how quickly poker can taketh away.
The turn was the giving Duong a gutshot straight draw.
The dealer wasted no time for dramatic effect quickly putting out the . Duong jumped out of his chair, his hat almost falling off in the process.
"Sick," he said, pumping his fist.
A stunned Eisen took it all in, quietly slumping back in his chair. The pot moved Duong to 2.425 million and Eisen was down to 405,000 after the cooler.