Manh Nguyen (Munhall, PA)
Blinds: 5k/10, 1k ante
On a flop of K♣6♥5♣, Jay Nair (sb) checked. Manh Nguyen (cutoff) bet 60k. Jay called. Turn was the T♠. Jay checked again. Manh asked what he had behind (400k) then bet 300k. Jay announced all-in and Manh called.
Jay had K♠6♣ and had flopped two pair. Manh had 8♣7♣ and had flopped an open-ender with flush draw.
River was the Q♥ and Jay doubled up. Manh was left with only 55k.
Manh was utg on the next hand and all-in for 54k after anteing. Jay called from the button.
Manh had J♠6♠. Jay had A♥7♥.
The flop came 9♥9♠8♠ giving Manh a flush draw. Turn was the A♠ completing the flush, but giving Jay Aces-up. River was the 9♣, giving Jay 9s-full-of-Aces for the boat, sinking Manh's flush.
Manh Nguyen finished in 5th place, earning $8,730.
Jay is up to ~1.2 million, good for the chip lead.
Blinds Up: 6k/12k, 2k ante