Hand #177 - Scotty Nguyen is all in on third street, and he shows (7-7) A. Elezra shows (K-Q) 10. The final hands look like this on sixth street:
Eli Elezra: (K-Q) 10-7-3-J
Scotty Nguyen: (7-7) A-2-10-Q
Nguyen has the lead with a pair of sevens, but Elezra has a lot of outs -- an open-ended straight draw and four over cards. The last card is dealt, and both players take a very, very long time to look at their cards.
After about two minutes of back-and-forth teasing, Elezra starts to climb on the table with his knees, and he shows his last card -- the
. Nguyen is drawing dead.
Eli Elezra wins the hand -- and his first WSOP bracelet -- with an ace-high straight.
Scotty Nguyen is eliminated in second place, earning $110,731.
Eli Elezra wins Event #24 ($3,000 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo), earning $198,984, a Corum watch, and a coveted WSOP bracelet.