Paul Sokoloff raised to 9,000 under the gun only to have Brian Rast, who was next to act, three-bet to 23,000. The rest of the field got out of the way, Sokoloff moved all in for 65,000, and Rast made a quick call.
Rast was in a bad spot, though the flop was about as good as he could have hoped for as it gave him a flush draw. "Wow," Rast exclaimed when the hit the turn and completed the said flush, leaving Sokoloff drawing dead. The meaningless was put out on the river for good measure and the stoic Sokoloff took his leave from the National Championship.