Bob Bounahra had the button. The quiet Ben Lamb found the raise button, and he made it 1.35 million to go. Phil Collins defended his big blind, and it was heads-up to the flop between the two Americans.
It came , and the action went check-check to the turn.
"That makes this hand a lot more interesting. I'll tell you that," Allen Bari said behind us.
But it went check-check again, and the filled out the board on the river. Collins checked again, and Lamb took his cue to make the bet of 1.8 million. Collins considered, but only for about a minute, surrendering his cards into the muck and slipping back to 16.225 million.