Martin Thiel came into the day as the Day 1C chip leader and continued to run up a stack in the early parts of Day 2. He was sitting with nearly 700,000 chips when he got involved in a hand with David Rodriguez.
Thiel raised to 22,000 from middle position and Rodriguez defended his big blind. The flop came and Rodriguez check-called a bet of 25,000 from Thiel. The turn was the and Rodriguez checked again. Thiel fired another 50,000 and Rodriguez called.
The river landed the , putting four cards to a straight on the board. Rodriguez pushed all-in for 89,000 and Thiel called faster than Rodriguez could blink. Rodriguez turned over for a straight while Thiel held for just top pair.