Michael Cua has just survived a confrontation with PokerStars Team Asia Pro Bryan Huang to double up -- the fourteenth of hand-for-hand play.
Pre-flop, the two got it all-in, but the cards could not be revealed because there was action on the other table.
"I gotta tell you guys, I usually end up busting the bubble," said Bryan while we were waiting for the other group to finish up.
Finally, the cards were tabled, with Bryan's behind Michael's .
When the flop came, though, it looked as if Bryan's comment might prove true. The first three cards came , giving Bryan a world of outs with the straight draw and flush draw.
However, the turn and river blanked with running non-diamond kings, giving Michael a double-up.
Everybody in the room could only laugh it off as we are now almost two hours into hand-for-hand play with no bust-out.