Russell Thomas raised to 450,000 from early position, Robert Salaburu called from the hijack seat, and Steven Gee also called from the cutoff.
The dealer spread the flop . Thomas tossed out 550,000 and Salaburu folded quickly. Gee paused a few beats, then called. The turn brought the , and both players checked.
The river brought the . Both checked again, and Thomas showed for nines and aces. Gee looked back at his hand, showed the saying he thought it was a spade, then mucked.