We caught up with the action on the flop, with Phil Galfond heads up with Surapaneni Ramanadharao. The flop read , and while there was only about 4,000 in the pot preflop, the two were in the middle of a raising war when we arrived. Galfond had a bet of 8,400, but he was the one making a decision, as Ramanadharao had a bet of 16,800 in front of him.
Galfond thought for about 30 seconds before grabbing chips for a raise, and putting out a bet of 32,500. Ramanadharao said "ok let's go" and slid the rest of his stack in, which was bout 65,000. Galfond instantly called, and when the cards were turned over, Galfond was miles ahead.
Galfond had flopped bottom two pair, while Ramanadharao shoved with complete air. He would need runner runner to win the hand, and he caught part of it when the hit the turn. However, the on the river didn't complete his straight, and Ramanadharao headed to the rail.
After that pot, Galfond is up to 240,000.