Carlos Mortensen raised to 75,000, and Marvin Rettenmaier three-bet to 192,000. Alexander Livingston then re-raised to 376,000. Mortensen thought for a minute, then folded, and Rettenmaier went into the tank. After thinking for a full five minutes, he shoved all in for 1,472,000. Livingston got an anguished look on his face. After thinking for a minute, he made what seemed like a crying call, and the players turned up their cards.
Livingston looked sick, as though he knew what Rettenmaier had before he even saw the cards. Then the flop came, , and a huge roar went up from the crowd as Livingston took the lead with his set of queens. Rettenmaier, however, gained an open-ended straight draw, and he could still catch one of the remaining kings to win as well. The turn was the , and another huge roar came from the crowd as Rettenmaier retook the lead with a higher set. Then the fell on the river, and all the drama was for naught. The players split the pot with a straight on board.
If the players hadn't split the pot, whoever won would be above three million in chips, but Rettenmaier and Livingston will have to wait to try to reach that mark.