Ionel Anton made it 450,000 on the button and Kovalchuk called. The flop came and Kovalchuk checked. Anton pushed out 550,000 and Kovalchuk moved all in for 2.22 million more.
Anton leaned way back in his chair, took off his sunglasses and rubbed his eyes. He thought long and hard for a short while and eventually folded, bringing Kovalchuk back to almost even with Anton.