We walked up to Scotty Nguyen's table to see him involved in a pot for his tournament life.
Nguyen: (x-x) / / (x)
Opponent: (x-x) / / (x)
Nguyen bet fifth street as we approached, and his 700-chip bet on sixth street was all he had left.
When the call came, neither man had a made hand.
Nguyen: ( ) / / (x)
Opponent: ( ) / / (x)
Nguyen was ahead with just ace-king high, but Mr. Opponent was drawing to the world for the knockout.
On seventh, Mr. Opponent pulled the to make a pair, and Nguyen's left him with no pair, no chips, and an empty beer bottle. His day is done.