After risking the rest of his chips with the , Rick Wasson of Houston, Texas found himself racing against the of his opponent.
The flop ran out and Wasson was on life support, needing to spike a two-outer to survive.
The turn brought the and Wasson was afforded a glimmer of hope as he picked up a gutshot straight draw.
Calling for a three, Wasson stood up and waited as the dealer peeled the river card which would either send him home or double him up.
And with that, Wasson's miraculous wheel straight was completed and the Texan sat back down while his opponent paced around the table in pain. Wasson is now in decent shape with a stack of around 9,000 chips, which is just below the average of 10,292.
We missed the preliminary action but with the flop reading , Paul "X-22" Magriel found himself all-in against the larger stack held by Narendra Banwari. The tournament backgammon legend tabled his for top pair but found himself trailing the two pair held by Banwari, who showed down the .
And with that, the man known as "X-22" was sent to the rail, while Banwari built his stack to upwards of 15,000 chips.
We just spotted something a bit odd. A player moved all in preflop for his last 3,100 chips and then reached into his bag and pulled out a stick of Degree deodorant to place on the table. We're guessing he was trying to create his own "Degree All-In Moment." Carlos Calveiro called the all in and the hands were tabled.
Degree guy was still ahead after the flop came but the turn brought a card sure to induce a sweat, the . The river was the and Degree guy and his deodorant were sent to the rail.
We caught up with the action as Men "The Master" Nguyen and an unknown opponent showed down on a board that held four cards to a straight. Nguyen's opponent showed a for the low straight, while "The Master" showed a for the high end.
The dealer must have misread the board because he began to push the large pot towards the other player. Nguyen angrily grabbed his king and began slamming the table with it, showing the dealer, the players at the table and anyone within earshot that he held the winner.
The controversy was quickly sorted out as the dealer recognized his error and awarded the pot to Nguyen, who now has a healthy stack of over 16,000 chips.