While the July 4th fireworks started early on the other table, the folks in Orange have been taking it a little easier. After nearly half an hour, we finally got to our first showdown.
Daniel Negreanu raised preflop, and Phil Hellmuth called. Chris Ferguson joined them from the big blind, and they went three-handd to a flop. All three checked to get to the on the turn. Ferguson checked again, and Negreanu bet 3,200. Hellmuth called, and Jesus let his hand go. The on the river paired the board, and Negreanu went back to checking. Hellmuth checked behind, and Negreanu tabled pocket deuces for deuces and eights. That was good enough, as Hellmuth showed on its way to the muck.