A player in middle position raised it up to 1,500, and the next player to act called. Brian Hastings was right after them, and he three-bet it to 5,300. Only the original raiser called that bet, and they went heads up to a flop of . Hastings's opponent fired out 6,000, Hastings called, and the hit the turn. His opponent didn't slow down, shoving all in for about 21,000.
Hastings didn't have his opponent covered by much, and he spent a couple of minutes in the tank before he called.
Hastings was ahead, but he still had to dodge a spade on the river. He did that, unnecessarily improving to trips with the , and he scooped a nice pot to jump up to 76,000.