A player on the button opened for 225, and Galen Hall defended his big blind. The flop came . Hall checked, his opponent bet 275, and Hall called. The turn was the , pairing the board. Again Hall check-called, this time for 400.
The river was the . Hall checked once more, and his opponent pushed out a bet of 1,600. Hall tanked for a full two minutes, then let his hand go.
A rocky first level for Hall, who has lost nearly a third of his starting stack so far. He sits with 20,500.