Daniel Alaei raised to 250,000 from the button, and Miguel Proulx folded his small blind quickly and without incident. Now it came to Ville Mattila, and nothing happens quickly or without incident where Mattila is concerned. He squeezed his cards slowly and then asked how much the bet was. The dealer answered him quickly, and Mattila made a small, awkwardly understood comment towards Alaei. After another minute, he asked how much Alaei had behind, then how much he was playing. Then how much the bet was again. Then how much more it was to him. He seemed to be dragging his feet.
Suddenly (and quietly), though, he raised and Alaei shoved, and a pot of close to 5 million chips appeared in the middle of the table with Alaei at risk.
Alaei was in fine shape to double up for the chip lead. The flop was a worthless wash for Mattila, and he was going to need serious help to knock out Alaei. The turn ended the hand, and the river gave Alaei the trips and the huge pot. He was all in for 2.355 million total, so he's now doubled to 4.77 million now.