Paul Birman raised to 1,200 under the gun and then called when Jack Salter, who finished runner-up in the European Poker Tour Grand Final earlier this year, three-bet to 3,000 from middle position. Birman checked the flop and then hit the tank hard when Salter bet 5,050. Several minutes passed before Birman shoved all in for roughly 20,000 and Salter snap-called.
Birman's overpair was dominated, but he got a sweat as the turn delivered him an open-ended straight draw. Unfortunately for him, and much to Salter's relief, the blanked on the river.