Playing from late position, Allen Cunningham raised and got a caller in the big blind and the pair saw a flop come . The big blind checked, then called Cunningham's continuation bet, and both watched the turn bring the . Cunningham's opponent checked again, the 2006 WSOP Main Event fourth-place finisher bet 7,000, and the big blind called once more.
The river then brought the and another check from Cunningham's opponent. This time Cunningham bet 14,000, and his opponent relatively quickly check-raised to 54,000.
That sent Cunningham deep into the tank, as to call would mean committing a significant percentage of his remaining stack. After five full minutes, Cunningham found a call, and when his opponent asked him what he had, he replied "I have an ace" while tabling . The big blind also had one — with — and they split the pot.