On a flop of , Paul Phua checked from the small blind and Bob Bright did the same from the big. Phil Hellmuth took the opportunity to bet 120,000, but Paul Phua decided to keep the pressure on with a check-raise to 420,000.
Bright got out of the way, Hellmuth called, and the dealer burned and turned the . Phua wasted little time in firing out 1 million, which caused Hellmuth to shoot back in his chair and throw his arms up in the air. "Wow," Hellmuth said before folding. "You win buddy. Round 1."