Ryan Eriquezzo moved all in from the small blind and put the pressure on Huy Nguyen, who only had 365,000 in the big blind. The latter made a quick call and was the favorite to double.
Nguyen's supporters were optimistic, but their hope was drowned out when Eriquezzo's rail erupted on the flop. Their man had paired his king to take a commanding lead. Nguyen sat helplessly as the turn and river put an end to his National Championship run in third place.