Scotty Nguyen had been sliding slowly over the last couple of hours, folding a lot of hands as he moved down toward the quarter-million mark.
Just now came a hand in which he was up against Edward Ochana, and by the time the pair had reached the turn -- the board showing -- all of Nguyen's chips had made their way to the middle.
The crowd let out a big roar when the players' hands were tabled. Ochana had for two pair, but Nguyen had for a set of sevens. The river was the , and Nguyen had doubled up.
"That's why you're the Prince!" yelled a fan from the rail. "You know it, baby," said Nguyen, his smile a mile wide. The crowd had been waiting for something to happen with Nguyen over at the secondary feature table for some time, and clearly were enjoying this turn of events.
Nguyen now has 620,000 -- below average at present, but out of the danger zone. Ochana, meanwhile, slides to 560,000.