After a player in Seat 9 had limped in early position, our defending champ, Elio Fox, raised to 825 from the button. Both blinds got out of the way, the limper called, and it was heads-up action to the flop. Seat 9 proceeded to check-call a bet of 700 and then do the same for 2,200 on the turn.
When the peeled off on the river, Seat 9 checked for a third time and Fox fired out 4,500. Seat 9 thought for a bit before tossing out three grey T5,000 chips for a raise to 15,000, and Fox called with . Seat 9 then slowly turned over for the same hand. Chop it up!
Despite chopping that pot, Fox is off to a good start and is already up to 55,000.