Daniel Sprung just left a sour taste in Tommy Nguyen's mouth after cracking his aces with . It was a blind-versus-blind situation and the board ran out to give Sprung a straight and leave Nguyen with just his overpair.
In the next hand, the action folded to Nguyen in the small blind who limped in. James Salmon was in the big blind and shipped all in for around 1,650,000. Nguyen instantly called and the cards were on their backs.
Nguyen was in a dominating position again and was hoping for a better result this time around. The flop came giving both players a pair of kings, with Nguyen holding the better kicker. The turn was the and the river the . Nguyen's two pair with an ace-kicker held on to eliminate Salmon in 17th place.