From under the gun, Yevgeniy Timoshenko moved all in for 295,000. Action folded to Bill Perkins in the small blind, and he called. In the big blind was one of the larger stacks in the event, Matt Glantz, but he opted to fold. Glantz's fold, drew several eyebrows from other players, as they really didn't seem to understand why Glantz didn't just call because then more than likely, he and Perkins would've just checked it down with a double shot to bust Timoshenko on the bubble.
Before Timoshenko's hand and Perkins' hand were revealed, all other tables had to finish action, but that took a couple of minutes thanks to a hand going on at Table 453 between Lawrence Greenberg and Steve Gross.
Greenberg had opened to 165,000 from under the gun before play folded to Gross in the big blind. He reraised all in for 910,000. Greenberg went into the tank while players swarmed the table where Timoshenko and Perkins waited patiently.
Now, because action was still pending, Timoshenko and Perkins were not to reveal their hands. Even so, there was plenty of chatter going on about the hands Timoshenko and Perkins held, along with chatter about Glantz folding from the big blind. This chatter was very open and loud, but Greenberg didn't seem to be paying attention to any of it as he tanked with what looked like to be a very painful decision. Some of the players standing around waiting for Greenberg to decide on his action even began discussing calling the clock, but in the end felt it wouldn't be right.
Eventually, Greenberg folded his hand, and all of the attention was fully on Timoshenko and Perkins, with Timoshenko at risk of bubbling with the shorter stack.
Timoshenko held the and was up against the for Perkins. Timoshenko was dominating Perkins, but there was still a decent chance of a chop to happen between the two players.
On the flop, the rolled out to help Timoshenko maintain his lead. The turn was the , and the river then completed the board with the . Timoshenko's six kicker played, and he was able to double up and then some.
"Thanks a lot, Matt Glantz!" yelled Jason Koon, who was onlooking from the adjacent table. "What the f*** was that? What is he doing?" he said to his table as he sat back down in his chair to resume play.
"One-hundred percent he would've broken him," piped up Mike Sexton, who was at Koon's table. "One-hundred percent."
"Yeah, he would've. He said he had eight-seven off," added Koon.
Shaun Deeb also commented, yelling out "Matt Glantz is horrible at poker everyone!" from across the table of Glantz.
At any rate, Timoshenko doubled up and the bubble will continue.