Three players saw a flop of , including James Schafer, who finished 22nd in the 2011 WSOPE Main Event, Matthew Bucaric, who finished 26th in the 2010 WSOP Main Event, and 2011 WSOP bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulos. Schafer checked, Bucaric fired 5,200, and both Polychronopoulos and Schafer called.
The turn was the , and Schafer checked again. Bucaric tossed out 13,700, Polychronopoulos folded, and Schafer called.
The completed the board, and Schafer checked a third and final time. Bucaric bet 32,400, and Schafer quickly called. Bucaric turned over for sevens and fives, but Schafer had him beat with for aces and fives.
Schafer is flirting with a 200,000-chip stack, while Bucaric slipped down to 62,000.