Four players saw a flop of for what appeared to be a considerable charge, as the pot was already at about 40,000. The small blind shipped all in for 16,600, and Ted Lawson tanked it down for awhile before calling. Steve Billirakis called immediately, and the last player folded.
"Two pair," Billirakis said confidently, flipping for nines and eights. He was well ahead of the small blind's , but the caused him to gesture helplessly at the board, as it made aces up for the small blind. The secured the small blind's double.