On the first hand of play, Quang Nguyen opened the pot preflop with a raise to 24,000. Michael Pedley called from the button. On a flop of , Nguyen fire out a continuation bet of 38,000. Pedley didn't really have enough left in his stack to just call -- it was a raise or fold situation. He elected to raise all in for a total of 107,000. Nguyen made a quick call and the cards were opened.
Pedley had the better hand with a pair of sixes, but Nguyen had a huge draw: two overcards, a backdoor straight draw, and a flush draw. The turn killed all suspense in the hand: it was the , making Nguyen the nut flush and a lock hand. The river completed the board.
Pedley walked out of the tournament area as quickly as he walked in, $26,250 richer. With that pot, Nguyen has taken over the chip lead.