When we arrived at the table, the flop of was in the middle of the table and the action was on Maria Ho following a check by the first player. She bet 1,100, and Ted Lawson was next to act. He raised all in for 8,250 before the next player took a minute, then reraised all in for around 20,000. After the first player folded, Ho snap-called.
The reason Ho called so quickly was because she flopped the nuts with the . She also had outs to a straight flush, putting her in excellent shape. Lawson held the for the nut flush draw, and the other player held the for bottom set. Ho had the most chips, meaning her two opponents were at risk, but both had outs.
Ho faded the turn as the fell, and the river was also a brick as far as she was concerned when the hit the felt. Ho's straight held up, and she won the pot. With the hand, Ho sent Lawson and the other player packing while shooting her stack up to 85,000.