Lex Veldhuis opened to 125 from the button and found one caller in Dan O'Brien from the big blind.
The flop came and both players checked. O'Brien checked again when a fell on the turn and Veldhuis led out for 150. O'Brien then check-raised to 550, which caused Veldhuis to pause, but he tossed in a call anyways.
The river came the and this time O'Brien fired out 1,800. Veldhuis non-nonchalantly threw in a call and O'Brien revealed for a busted straight draw. Veldhuis tabled for trip eights and scooped the pot.
Veldhuis is up to 12,500 in the early going.