Johnny Chan, who won the Main Event in back-to-back years (1987 and 1988) and nearly won it a third year in a row, finishing runner-up to Phil Hellmuth in 1989, tossed out a bet of 3,550 on a flop of . His opponent, Jean-Jacques Philippe, moved all in for 24,675, and Chan went deep into the tank.
Finally, after two minutes or so, he called, prompting the Frenchman to flip over for a set of kings. Chan shook his head, and turned over for a set of sixes.
The turn and river bricked , respectively, and Philippe doubled to over 50,000 chips, while Chan fell to jusr 14,750.