In the previous hand in a battle of the blinds, Maria Lampropoulos had squeezed to 600,000 out of the big blind with and David Urban then pushed his to enforce a fold and get above 9 million in chips.
Then, the Slovakian raised to 320,000 with from the button and Ivan Luca defended the big blind with . Both checked the flop and the turn. The river saw Luca with a big overbet worth 1,400,000 with 2,300,000 behind and Urban was sent into the think tank again.
Despite a "strange feeling", Urban made the call and Luca took the pot with his full house.