After a tentative sparring period, we encountered our first all-in (and call) of this heads-up battle.
It was Jesse Rockowitz who lit the first spark, opening from the button with a raise to 320,000. Raymond Coburn made the call.
Fireworks on the flop as Coburn check-raised Rockowitz's continuation bet of 315,000 to a cool million. Rockowitz announced all-in and, with a shrug of the shoulders, Coburn made the call.
Despite the threat of a split, the turn and river were both safe cards and Rockowitz doubled up. As a result, stacks are virtually back up to even.