Action folded to Tom Middleton in the hijack and he opened for 160,000. Alejandro Perez, who was next to act, then opted to three-bet all in for 1.365 million from the cutoff. The button and both blinds folded, and Middleton made the call.
Perez got it in good, but he seemed nervous to be in a race situation. He sat with an intense look on his face, but as soon as the flop paired Middleton, Perez became downtrodden. The turn, which gave him a flush draw, perked him up a bit, so imagine how excited he was when the river completed it.
"Vamos," Perez shouted as his rail erupted in cheers. Middleton did not say a word.