Tony Ma raised under the gun, and Todd Brunson pushed all in from the big blind. Ma called.
The flop came , so Brunson took the lead with two pair. The turn was a and the river a , so Ma didn't improve his hand.
The next hand, Brunson, Ma and Joe Ford saw the flop for the minimum. Brunson led out on a flop, and both players called. He fired again when the turned, and this time, only Ma called. The river came , and Brunson bet once more. Ma called, and Brunson showed him for a full house. Ma showed a flush before mucking.
Ma then doubled up twice in the next few hands, but he lost all of it back when Ford took a pot from him with a river bluff, showing on a board after Ma check-folded the river.
All in for his last big blind, Ma found himself against Brunson and Ford, who were checking down in the blinds. With the board reading after all the cards were out, Ford showed a flush, while Brunson had a live five for low. Ma turned over , and his roller coaster ride was over.