Brant Hale raised it up to 16,000 in middle position, and found two callers: Thom Werthmann on the button, and Jen-Yue Chiang in the big blind. The flop came down , and Chian checked to Hale, who fired out 22,000. Werthmann tanked for about 30 seconds before assembling a raise of 65,000, and sliding it into the middle. Chiang quickly got out of the way, and Hale rechecked his hole cards before moving all in for about 88,000. Werthman made the call, and the cards were tabled.
Hale had flopped top two pair, but still needed to dodge a ton of outs to double up, as any heart or queen would do him in. The on the turn was safe for Hale, as was the on the river. Hale is up to 180,000 after the hand, while Werthmann drops to 100,000.