On the first hand of hand-for-hand play, Jim Bechtel moved all in for 20,500 from under the gun. Bobby Bright called out of the big blind, and the 1993 WSOP Main Event winner was at risk.
Bright drew one, Brechtel drew two, and the hands were opened.
Bright turned over a , giving him a ten-nine, and Bechtel only had to sweat one card to know his fate. He tried to muck his hand and exit, but Tournament Director Dave Lamb forced the dealer to turn over the .