Richard Toth opens the betting with a raise to 7,000 from late position. Max Silver in the cutoff seat calls, as does John Armburst on the button and Emil Patel in the small blind.
The foursome see the dealer put out the flop. Patel checks, Toth checks, Silver bets 18,500, Armbrust calls but both Patel and Toth get out of the way. The turn card is the , Silver continues with the aggression and bets 29,000 but Armbrust spoils the party and raises to 72,000. Silver considers all of his options for nearly two minutes before making the call.
The lands on the river and Silver checks. Armburst moves two towers of yellow chips, topped with a few black 5,000 chips, worth 60,000. Silver momentarily sits up straight then slumps again and gets thinking. Two minutes later he makes the call.
Silver wins the pot with his pair of queens.
The very next hand Silver raises to 7,000 from the hijack and Armbrust calls. The flop comes down , Silver makes a 6,000 continuation bet and Armbrust instantly folds. Silver is our new chip leader and Armbrust is very short with around 40,000 chips.