Even McNiff opened for 42,000 from the button, and Sebastian Ruthenberg called from the big blind. The flop came . Rutheberg led with a bet of 50,000, and McNiff called. The turn was the and Ruthenberg bet again, this time 86,000. McNiff called once more.
The river brought the and a check from Ruthenberg. McNiff paused, then pushed out a bet of 192,000. Ruthenberg went deep into the tank, thinking for at least a couple of minutes.
Finally he set out a stack of calling chips, and tabled his . He'd made the correct decision, as McNiff mucked.
Ruthenberg sits with 2.869 million now, while McNiff slips to 1.197 million.