What did the players eat for dinner? In the first 17 minutes since we've been back, three players have busted in rapid succession. The latest to do so was Kou Vang. Vang opened the pot from middle position with a raise to 15,000. Quang Nguyen, sitting in the small blind, reraised to 50,000. Action folded back to Vang, who shoved his whole stack in. Nguyen snap-called and tabled the preflop nuts, . Vang had and could not improve on a board of .
Vang earns a tidy $15,000 for finishing in 15th place. Nguyen earns a stack of about 315,000 chips and the right to continue fighting to make the final table.