$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship

When Will It End?

1:55am -- Nguyen Folds to Pressure on Four-Flush Board Again

On a flop of {A-Clubs} {10-Spades} {4-Spades}, Binh Nguyen check to Cornel Andrew Cimpan, who bet 500,000. Nguyen called. Both players checked the turn after it came {Q-Spades}. The river put a fourth spade on the board, the {K-Spades}.

Somewhere in the not-so-distant past, Nguyen had bet a four-flush board as first to act and then folded to a raise from Cimpan. History repeated itself in this hand, with Nguyen betting 500,000 and then folding to a raise to 1.5 million from Cimpan.

1:51am -- For Those Who Like to Keep Track of Those Sorts of Things

The limits are up to 125,000 and 250,000. The average stack is 6,960,000, or roughly 28 big blinds.

There are no antes for heads-up play at Commerce Casino.

It's been more than four-and-a-half hours since Mike Sowers was eliminated in third place.

1:48am -- Cimpan's Knaves Are Enough

Look, I'm not going to lie. The hour is getting very late, and the action hasn't been scintillating. I can't tell you how Binh Nguyen and Cornel Andrew Cimpan got to the river on a board of {3-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {A-Spades} {8-Clubs} {9-Clubs}. I do know that Cimpan bet 400,000, which makes me suspect it was a limped pot that checked all the way down. Nguyen called, and was shown {J-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} by Cimpan for two pair, jacks and eights. It was a winner.

1:45am -- Play Resumes

We were on another tape-change break, but play just resumed.