After a few players limped in, Bill Mullins raised to 2,700 from late position and only one of his opponents stuck around to see the flop. The first three community cards came , and both players checked. The turn was the . Again Mullins's opponent checked, and after hesitating just a moment Mullins checked behind.
The river brought the and a fairly quick bet of 4,500 from the middle position player. Mullins counted through his chips and took more than a minute before finally calling, and looked with dismay as his opponent tabled for a turned set of fives. Mullins tapped the table and mucked his cards, congratulating his opponent on the hand.