Ryan Laplante raised to 1200 from early position. He had two callers, one on the button and another in the big blind. The flop came down and Laplante made a continuation bet of 2,700. The opponent on the button re-raised to 6,000. The big blind folded, and Laplante knew that he would have to commit the rest of his chips to continue. That is what he did as he put his 8,000 chips in the pot and his opponent quickly called.
Laplante would need to catch a nine or an ace to win the hand. The board bricked and , and Laplante headed off to play the $1,000 buy-in event that started today.