Nicholas Romanello dropped to just one big blind after a pot (involving a big river call) vs. James Clarke. Clarke had opened on the button with and picked up big blind Romanello, who held .
Romanello flopped top pair on a rainbow board; both players checked. With the turn, the board now stood: . Romanello led this street for over 2,000,000 and Clarke called. The river completed the spade flush for Clarke with the .
Romanello checked. Clarke went for a deep reach, betting 10,000,000 – almost all of Romanello’s remaining chips. It paid off: Romanello called to see his opponent’s ace-high flush and paid him most of his chips.
The very next hand, ultra-short Romanello picked up and went four-way to the river (his action over with the preflop call all-in), quadrupling his chips when he hit the nut straight on the turn.