Tim Hughes opened for 40,000 under the gun and Blair Hinkle called from the hijack. The rest of the players folded and it was heads up to the flop, which fell . Hughes bet 40,000, Hinkle called, and the turned. This time Hughes checked and Blair bet 85,000. Hughes woke up with a check-raise to 185,000, Hinkle called, and the completed the board on the river.
Hughes returned to checking and Hinkle took the opportunity to bet 210,000. Hughes quickly check-raised all in for 468,000 and Hinkle seemed shocked. "Jesus," he said. "I guess I have to call." He did just that and was glad he did as his straight easily downed Hughes . Hughes, a 48-year-old business owner from Fort Pierre, South Dakota, was eliminated in ninth place for $11,457.