While that wild three-way all-in was playing out on one table, another interesting one was happening at the other involving Alex Cordero and Hieu Nguyen.
That one began with Cordero limping from the button, Hieu Nguyen completing from the small blind, and Randolph Lanosga checking in the big blind. The flop came , and when it checked to Cordero he bet 48,000. Only Nguyen stuck around.
The turn was the . Nguyen checked, and Cordero pushed out a bet of 118,000. After a lot of thought, Nguyen called.
The river was the , putting a fourth diamond on the board. Nguyen checked again, and Cordero took a look back at his hand before betting 250,000. That sent Nguyen deep into the tank for several minutes. Finally he folded, appearing to flash a as he did.
"Do you want to see?" asked Cordero, then turned over his hand — ! Nguyen walked away from the table in disgust.
"I won't bluff anymore," said Cordero to the others as he collected the chips.