Sam Stein defeated 684 players to win this event last year for a nice chunk of change ($420,802). He bagged up 48,300 chips yesterday giving him 60BB to play with, and he has just increased that to 81BB in the following hand.
Stein opened the action with a 1,700 raise from the cutoff. Max Kruse was seated in the button and he declared he was all-in. The big blind tank-folded before Stein asked the dealer to confirm the actual raise size. The answer was 4,650 more which would leave Kruse with 6,200 in the tank. Stein decided to make the call and hope the flop looked good.
The flop was good and Stein and Kruse played for the last 12,400. When they turned their cards over it was a case of made hand versus draw and Stein needing to hit.
The turn card was the and Kruse moved away from the table in disgust. The completed the board and Kruse was out; Stein meanwhile moved up to 65,000 in chips.