Event 11: Tom Nguyen Takes His Stand

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty (Single Re-Entry)
Level 21: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 126

Tom Nguyen opened the button to 20,000, Patrick Eskandar called in the small blind, and Brian Hastings defended his big blind to create three-way action.

The flop was JcTcTh, and all three players checked. The turn was the 9s. Eskandar led for 25,000, Hastings raised to 80,000, and Nguyen moved all in for 170,000 total. Eskandar and Hastings folded, and Nguyen won the pot to nearly double-up with no showdown.

Tom Nguyen – 339,000 (42 bb)
Patrick Eskandar – 390,000 (49 bb)
Brian Hastings – 230,000 (29 bb)