From under the gun, Bill Perkins raised to 150,000. Tom Dwan called from the cutoff seat and Mikhail Smirnov called from the small blind.
The three players saw the flop come down and Smirnov checked. Perkins bet 250,000 and Dwan made it 560,000. Smirnov got out of the way and then Perkins moved all in for 1.53 million.
"JG, it's in!" yelled out Perkins to his friend and poker player Jeff Gross on the rail. A few moments later he yelled, "Antonio, it's all in!" over to Antonio Esfandiari on the other side of the room.
Dwan was tanking while Esfandiari yelled, "Perky lives!"
"One time, Perky!" yelled back Perkins.
"You're all in, hands up!" said Esfandiari and Perkins threw his hands up above it head. "Ok, hands down!" yelled back Esfandiari.
After Dwan folded, Perkins then said, "I'm just not going to sit and wait for my miracle. I'm going to stand up and fight! I'm so lucky I can scream. I'm going to scream! AAAAHHHHHHHHH!"