Matthew Salsberg raised to 40,000 to open the pot, and Paul Spitzberg flatted a couple seats over. In the big blind, Christian Harder splashed the call in as well, and it was three-handed to the flop.
The dealer spread out , and Harder checked. Salsberg continued out with 85,000, and Spitzberg forcefully announced a raise to 285,000. Harder double-checked his cards, tanked, eyeballed his stack, then reluctantly folded. Salsberg quickly called, though, and it was heads-up to fourth street. The action was held for a moment now while a producer tried to scramble a camera crew to come watch. Nobody came, though, and after a minute, a tap on the dealer's shoulder resumed action.
The turn came the , and Salsberg checked. With a vigorous massage stuttering his words, Spitzberg announced an all in for 868,000. Now the cameras came, and they focused intently on Salsberg as he contemplated the call. He had about 1.85 million chips left, and he eventually announced the call to put Spitzberg at risk.
Spitzberg's better kicker faded the river, and he let out a teeny, tiny little half of a golf clap. "Sorry for the celebration," he apologized, but there's good cause to celebrate now. With that double, Spitzberg climbs all the way up to 2.45 million, while Salsberg is left with just that million chips to try and rebuild.