With a flop of already spread across the felt, Steven Burkholder checked from the small blind, moving the action over to an opponent in the cutoff.
The other player tossed out a bet of 1,500 and watched as Burkholder slowly cut out a raise to 4,500. When the opponent flatted in position, the turn card came .
Burkholder then led out for an 8,000 wager, and his opponent hemmed and hawed a bit before loudly announcing a call. The dealer burned and turned on fifth street, delivering a blank in the .
That's when Burkholder pushed a big stack of chips forward, and before the dealer could even count them down the other player grabbed his own stack and heaped it into the middle. A snap-call by Burkholder turned the cards face up.
The busted player was crestfallen when he saw the bad news, and he made his displeasure known with a few obscenities muttered under his breath. Regaining his composure, the coolered player offered Burkholder a sincere "nice hand sir," before making his way from the tournament floor in a daze of devastation.