After a few raise-it-and-take-it pots, Pat Walsh has the button in Seat 3. Chris Ferguson opens the preflop action with a raise to 160,000 that is called only by Cornel Andrew Cimpan, in position. Both players check a non-threatening flop of
. Ferguson again checks when the turn comes
, then calls a bet by Cimpan of 175,000. That takes the two men to the river
. Ferguson again checks in his patiently deliberate manner. Cimpan throws out 225,000 and is called by Ferguson for the first showdown of the evening. Cimpan turns over a craftily played
; Ferguson mucks.