Johnny Lodden raised to 11,500 in early position and it folded around to Panagi on the big blind, who announced all in for 54,500 in total. After some vague consideration and some enquiries as to whether Panagi wanted a call, Lodden did indeed call.
Panagi heads for the rail just as play comes to a close, taking £28,960 with him.
We're down to 15 minutes on the clock, and John Juanda was selected to pull a random card which, like a rabbit-in-a-hat that tells you your bedtime, would determine how many more hands they would be playing tonight. The beautiful Ms Juanda, with a flourish, selected nine.
Over on the far table, Tim West and Peter Neff are having a fine time -- their buddy at the rail has been delivering a steady stream of Coronas to them at the table. As their friend noted, "It's a boring game. You gotta keep drinking."
Scott Fischman seems to have limped or raised small; either way he was met by a raise to 28,000 from Brian Townsend. Then Ivan Demidov decided to get in on the action as well, and reraised to 56,000. And then, Fischman made it around 150,000.
Townsend now dwelled up, counting out his stack -- he had not much more than the call behind -- and rubbed his face in anguish. Then he moved all in for 194,000 in total. Demidov folded, but a committed Fischman called. What monstrous hands could these two have?
Thus Fischman's move went horribly wrong and he is down to 265,000, while Townsend is up to 355,000 and is a very, very happy gentleman.