Paul Pierce limped in from early position, then John Kabbaj limped from middle position. Alexander Petersen raised to 4,000 from the hijack seat, and Pierce called. Kabbaj folded.
The flop came down , and Pierce checked. Petersen fired a bet of 6,000, and Pierce slid out a tall stack of orange T1,000 chips for a raise to 18,000. Petersen thought for a few moments, then folded. Pierce threw over the for a pair of tens, and Petersen responded by saying, "I could beat that."