Since returning from dinner Huy Nguyen has been in control of every hand.
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On just the second hand back from break Ryan Eriquezzo opened to 80,000 from the small blind. Huy Nguyen moved all in to make Eriquezzo play for his whole stack.
Eriquezzo tossed his cards away and Nguyen took the pot.
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Ryan Eriquezzo opened for 48,000, Huy Nguyen called from the button and Nikolas Stone called from the small blind. The flop came , Stone checked, Eriquezzo bet 71,000 and Nguyen called. Stone folded and the turn came .
Eriquezzo checked, Nguyen bet 127,000 and Eriquezzo called. The river came , Eriquezzo checked and Nguyen bet 218,000. Eriquezzo called and Nguyen tabled to win the hand.
Andy Hwang began the day as a big chip leader, but things never seemed to go his way at the final table. After growing short, Hwang moved all in preflop for 319,000 and was called by Nikolas Stone.
Hwang was in bad shape and in need of some help, but the flop was anything but. Stone's supporters, of which there are a lot, erupted in celebration when their man hit a ten to extend his lead. The turn did give Hwang a wheel draw, but the river would not complete it.
Hwang no doubt had high hopes heading into the final table, but he leaves with a $103,322 consolation prize for his fifth-place finish.
Matt Keikoan and Andy Hwang went to a flop of . Keikoan checked, Hwang bet 30,000 and Keikoan check-raised to 85,000. Hwang called and the turn came . Both players checked and the came on the river. Keikoan moved all in, having Hwang covered, and Hwang folded with disappointment.
A large contingent of WSOPC standouts have made their way to the ESPN Feature Stage to show their support. Kyle Cartwright, Matthew Hankins, Tripp Kirk, Drew Dumanksi, Jeff Fielder, AP Phahurat, David Clark and La Sengphet are all in attendance.