A player raised to 575 from early position and got two callers, including Chris Moneymaker sitting a couple of seats to his left. The flop came . The preflop raiser bet 1,450, and both Moneymaker and the third player sitting in the cutoff called. The turn was the , and this time the EP player bet 3,550. Moneymaker again called -- leaving himself only 5,000 or so behind -- while the third player skedaddled.
The river was the . Moneymaker's opponent fired again, enough to put Moneymaker all in, and the 2003 ME champ quickly called. The aggressor throughout the hand showed for a turned set of jacks, but Moneymaker had for a jack-high straight.
"Nice hand, Moneymaker," said his opponent. "Thank you, sir," he replied. "A really, really sick turn."
After his difficult first hour-and-a-half of play today, that one puts Moneymaker back up around 19,000.