An early position player raised to 18,000 and it folded around to Aaron Ruppert on the button who called. The small blind stepped aside, and Manoj Viswanathan -- still busy ordering his massive chip stack after a recent table move -- called as well from the big blind.
The flop came . It checked around to Ruppert who bet 28,000, and both of Ruppert's opponents called. The turn brought the . This time Viswanathan led with a bet of 100,000, and only Ruppert called.
The river was the . Viswanathan reached into his pile of chips and plucked out enough for a bet of 300,000, sending Ruppert deep into the tank. Finally he emerged, having convinced himself to let the hand go.
The rich get richer. Viswanathan sits with 2.27 million now -- the biggest stack in the Amazon Room at the moment -- while Ruppert presently has 510,000.