Sam Higgs, local hero of the Poker Room at Crown Casino Melbourne, raised under the gun to 1,900 total. Action folded to Irish pro Marc Macdonnell in the cutoff and he three-bet to 6,600. The button and both blinds folded, Higgs wasted no time calling.
The flop had both players check and the hit the turn. Higgs checked again and called the 5,500 bet by Macdonnell that followed.
Higgs checked a third time as the hit the river to complete the board. Macdonnell bet 14,000 and Higgs thought about it for a minute or so before he slid his cards into the muck.