With the blinds at 6,000/12,000/2,000, Jason Koon raised to 25,000. Max Steinberg defended his big bind, and both players knuckled on a flop of . The turn was the , Steinberg led out for 33,000, and Koon called.
The river was the , Steinberg led out for 75,000, and Koon folded.
The very next hand, Steinberg raised to 25,000 on the button, and Koon three-bet to 75,000. Steinberg four-bet to 165,000, Koon moved all in for 795,000, and Steinberg called.
Koon was in great shape to double and take the lead, but the flop gave Steinberg jacks and nines. Koon was unable to catch up as the turn and river bicked , respectively, and Steinberg will return tomorrow and battle it out for what would be his second career World Series of Poker bracelet.