Brandon Steven opted to defend his big blind against an early-position raise to 255,000 made by William Thorson. Both players then checked a jack-high flop, . When the turn came a third heart, , Steven checked again. Thorson decided to take a stab at the pot with a bet of 425,000. Steven wanted to see the last card and called, bringing the two men to the river. Steven checked a third time and quickly was facing a bet of 1.6 million.
"You don't have anything, do you?" Steven asked. We didn't hear if Thorson made any reply, but it didn't matter. Steven folded his hand and dropped to about 4.8 million.