David Pham raised to 30,000 from the cutoff and Justin Oliver reraised to 60,000. Pham 3-bet to 150,000 and Oliver called.
Pham continued for 150,000 on the flop and Oliver called. Both players checked the turn.
Pham led for 140,000 on the river and Oliver moved all in for 360,000. After some serious thought, Pham eventually called Oliver's all in.
Oliver showed and Pham tried to muck his cards. He was instructed he had to show his hand because it was an all in with a call but he still wouldn't turn over his hand. Finally, the tournament director turned it over to reveal .
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Nick Schwarmann set the price to play at 25,000 from the small blind and Pham tossed in some orange 5,000 chips to make the call. The flop saw Schwarmann check-call a 37,000 bet from "The Dragon," and Schwarmann then check-called a 44,000 bet on the turn. Both players checked the river.
Schwarmann flipped over and Pham mucked.
"The river counterfeited me," claimed Pham.
"You always have a pair!" joked Schwarmann.
"I know why they call you 'The Dragon,'" said Justin Oliver, "It's because you breathe all this bulls**t out all the time!"
Pham took that last comment in the spirit it was intended and all three players burst out laughing.
David Pham and Nick Schwarmann are the tournament's chip leaders and they are continuing to butt heads. Surely it is only a matter of time before another huge hand develops.
Pham opened on the button and Schwarmann defended his big blind with a call. Schwarmann then check-called a 28,000 bet on the flop, before both players checked the turn. Schwarmann then checked the river, only to see Pham bet 67,000.
Schwarmann's face spoke a thousands words; he did not believe Pham's story. One minute passed before Schwarmann picked up his card, and threw them into the muck.
"Nice hand, sir. I had a nice pair," said Schwarmann.