Level 7 (400/800/100)
Day 1B entries: 137
A player under-the-gun limps for 800 and Rodney Spriggs (pictured) tries to raise to 1,500. The dealer informs him the blinds have gone up and he must raise to 1,600. Spriggs tosses out 600 more, gets 500 pushed back, and shrugs as he says, "We'll get there eventually."
Robert Salazar on the button three bets to 3,600 and it folds back to Spriggs, who calls and says, "It's only 2,000 more."
The flop is spread 9♦8♦7♥ and Spriggs checks. Salazar continues for 5,000 and Spriggs moves all-in for 9,500 total. Salazar calls and the hands are turned up.
Spriggs - J♣T♥
Salazar - A♣Q♠
Spriggs has flopped the nuts and can only lose to a running jack-ten. The turn A♥ leaves Salazar drawing dead, with a meaningless J♦ for a river.
Rodney Spriggs - 26,700
Robert Salazar - 48,900