A player in middle position raised to 525, Josh Arieh called from the cutoff, and the player in the big blind called as well. The flop came all spades -- -- and it checked around. All three again checked the turn.
The river was the . It checked to Arieh who bet 1,050, the big blind quickly called, and the third player folded. "I have a straight," said Arieh. "A seven?" asked his opponent, and Arieh showed . His opponent tabled , and the pair chopped the pot.
Arieh, who finished 13th in the just completed $50K Poker Player's Championship, has gotten off to a slow start today, and sits with about 22,000 now.