Meng La was first to act, and made it two bets. Joe Cassidy called on the button, and Scotty Nguyen defended his big blind. The dealer fanned , and Nguyen checked. La continued, Cassidy raised, and both Nguyen and La released.
A few hands later, Cassidy raised out of the small blind, and his neighbor Phil Ivey called. The flop was , and Cassidy check-called a bet. The turned, and Cassidy checked again. Ivey bet, and this time, Cassidy check-raised. Ivey called.
The completed the board, and Cassidy led out for the first time. Ivey called, then mucked when Cassidy tabled .