Nikolaus Kovacs raised to 4,000 from the cutoff and received calls from Lyle Berman on the button and Craig Schauer in the small blind. All three players proceeded to check the flop, leading to the turn. It went check-check to Berman, who fired out a modest 7,500.
Schauer quickly got out of the way while Kovacs opted to make the call. The river inspired a check from Kovacs, opening the door for Berman to bet 20,000. Kovacs reluctantly flicked his cards to the muck , preserving his stack of 71,000. Berman is up to 175,000.