From the button, Andrei Stoenescu opened to 240,000, and Fraser MacIntyre defended his big blind. Heads up, the dealer spread out . Both men checked through that flop, and the turn brought the . MacIntye checked again. When Stoenescu bet 256,000, though, he was check-raised to 600,000 straight. Stoenescu called.
The landed on the river, and MacIntyre wasn't slowing down now. He stacked out 750,000 into the pot, and Stoenescu tanked for a minute or so and called.
MacIntyre, we think it's safe to assume, had gotten there on the river. He turned up for two pair, and Stoenescu was not impressed. He shook his head and mucked, and the two men have traded places.
Stoenescu is now the short stack with less than 3 million chips.