Isaac Haxton opened for 42,000 and from the button Antonio Esfandiari raised to 93,000. Paul Phua in the small blind then moved in over the top for a total of 417,000.
Haxton went deep in the tank. The decision was for his tournament life and he took a couple of minutes before he released his hand. When he did Esfandiari sighed and said to Haxton, “I was hoping you wold save me.”
Esfandiari made the call and showed racing against the .
The cards fell and Phua doubled. Haxton confiormed that he had folded the better pair but obviouxly would have lost anyway.