Jeffrey Papola raised to 300,000 preflop, and Men Nguyen called. The flop came out , and Nguyen checked. Papola bet 375,000, and not surprisingly, Nguyen check-raised. But his 900,000 bet was much larger than usual. Either Papola had a monster or sniffed out the sizing, because it only took him a minute to announce "all in." Men froze. He started the tanking process, but this was different. He looked miserable, counting down what was left of his stack, his eyes darting around the room as if hoping help would come from somewhere. After three minutes, he acknowledged the inevitable and gave up his hand.
Nguyen is down to 2.5 million, and Papola is back to a commanding lead with 6 million.