Michael Howard raised to 18,000 under the gun. In the next seat, Thomas de Rooij three-bet to 56,000. It got folded around to Kestutis Gecevicius in the big blind, who cut out a four-bet to 115,000.
Howard, unfazed by all the previous aggression, five-bet shoved all in for 240,000. De Rooij took quite a while before folding, Gecevicius, who had just 125,000 more to call, sighed before committing the extra chips.
The flop brought some tension with as Gecevicius picked up a flush draw, but the hearts stayed in the deck on the turn and river to give the Irishman a much needed double-up.