It took three players to the flop, but we found ourselves a showdown at our last table of 10 players. John Racener opened for 800,000 pre-flop. He was called by Soi Nguyen from the button and Joseph Cheong from the big blind. Cheong had first action on a king-high flop, and opted to lead out for 1,250,000. Racener called; Nguyen folded.
On the turn Cheong fired a second bullet for 1,950,000. Again Racener called. Both players checked the river. "Open, please," Robbie Thompson instructed them. Cheong opened first, showing for a pair of treys. Racener beat that with , a pair of kings.