Christopher Brammer raised under the gun to 55,000 and Gregory Merson called on the button. Nick Maimone was in the small blind, and he called as well. Layne Flack moved quickly and put in a three-bet to 200,000.
Brammer folded, as did Merson, and Maimone made the call.
The flop came down , and Maimone checked.
"All in," Flack announced within a second.
"How much?" Maimone asked, and quickly Flack counted down his stack.
"823,000," Flack replied.
"Why did you go all in?" Maimone asked as he shook his head in disbelief of this big shove.
"Why not?" Flack replied calmly.
Maimone started smiling, but he didn't seem to come up with a good solution to this move. Flack was risking his tournament life, and if Maimone would call and lose he would be down to just under a million.
A couple of minutes went by, and Maimone said, "Do you show if I fold?", but Flack declined.
Maimone ended up folding, and Flack took another pot down.