Hand #71: Isaac Hagerling raised to 65,000 on the button, and Max Steinberg folded.
Hand #72: Steinberg raised to 65,000, Hagerling called, and the dealer fanned . Hagerling check-called a bet of 80,000, and the turn was the . Hagerling checked, Steinberg fired out 300,000, and Hagerling folded.
Hand #73: Hagerling raised to 65,000, Steinberg three-bet to 175,000, and Hagerling called. The flop fell , Steinberg led out for 215,000, and Hagerling called. The turn was the , Steinberg checked, and Hagerling bet 525,000. Steinberg check-raised all in for 2.198 million, and Hagerling tanked for roughly two minutes before calling.
Steinberg was one card away from winning his second career World Series of Poker bracelet, and he had Hagerling drawing to three outs. Unfortunately for Steinberg, the was one of them, and when it hit the felt he threw his hands onto his head in disbelief. Hagerling sat silent as Steinberg paced for a moment or two, then he returned to the table to cut out chips and send then to Hagerling.