"Payout," we heard a dealer call. We then witnessed 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Scotty Nguyen get up and head toward the payout desk.
By the time we reached the table the dealer had swiped the cards, but David "Bakes" Baker was kind enough to fill us in on some details. As he explained it, Demis Hassabis had raised from the button and Nguyen defended from the big blind.
The flop saw both players check, and then the dealer burned and turned a . A raising war broke out that resulted in Nguyen getting his chips in with straight and flush draws, which he needed to hit to overcome the nut straight of Hassabis.
That didn't happen though as the river blanked to send Nguyen to the rail in 24th place for $16,888. Meanwhile, Matthew Greenwood followed him out the door in 23rd place after being eliminated in unknown action.