Bob Van Syckle opened to 65,000 from early position and Nghia Le went all in for 120,000. Action made its way back to Van Syckle and he quickly confirmed the amount, telling Le he hoped that he had two overs while he got the number. A call was then made and hands were tabled.
Nghia "3 Putts" Le:
Bob Van Syckle:
Syckle was happy to see he was, in fact, up against two overcards. Le and Syckle talked about how patient Le had been, with Syckle telling him that he was sure to hit the board as the flop fell . Syckle was correct, as the turn rolled off next.
"Eight," predicted Van Syckle, hoping for the re-suckout. He was one pip off but got the desired result as the river gave him a set of sevens, leaving Le out of chips as the ninth-place finisher.
"Oh, man!" said the defending champion, hitting the table with a smile. "It was fun!" he added, still smiling as he walked over to the payout table to receive the $6,930 due to him.