Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em

Hands: 6-9: Slow Going

• Level 1: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

Hand #6: Radoja opened for 60,000, and Nguyen surrendered his blind.

Hand #7: Nguyen opened for 60,000, Radoja called, and the dealer flopped the {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Radoja checked and called a bet of 50,000, and he check-called a bet of 140,000 on the {3-Hearts} turn. When the {2-Clubs} appeared on the river, Radoja checked for a third time, but Nguyen checked behind, avoiding the trap set by Radoja and his {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for the wheel straight.

Hand #8: Radoja limped in on the button, and Nguyen checked to see the flop of {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Nguyen then check-folded to Radoja's 30,000 feeler bet.

Hand #9: Nguyen raised to 60,000 and Radoja came along, bringing a flop of {10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{j-Clubs} to the board. After both players checked, the {7-Clubs} dropped on the turn, and Radoja led out for 70,000. Nguyen called to see the {K-Spades} arrive on the river. After a bet of 150,000 and a call on the river, both players showed down two pair, but Nguyen's {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} was best over Radoja's {J-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

This hand could have prompted a larger confrontation, but both players appear content to play small pots at this point in the match.