The action started off with a 300 chip raise from German pro Khiem Nguyen. It got folded to Raymond Rahme, and the South African former WSOP Main Event finalist three-bet to 975 from the button. Both blinds folded and Nguyen who four-bet to 2,375 and Rahme called.
The flop came down and Nguyen threw out 2,100. Rahme gave it some thought and made the call. On the turn the hit the felt and Nguyen made a 5,100 bet. Rahme grabbed for more chips and eventually raised to 12,725. Nguyen seemed like he hadn't seen this coming and after a solid minute he went all-in for 18,175 total.
Rahme still had 15,800 behind if he called and lost, considering the small shove a call seemed very likely. The South African had a lot of trouble figuring it out and after a good couple of minutes he finally decided to make the call. Nguyen turned over his and Rahme threw away his cards face down. The dealer shoved the cards into the muck and Andrew Hinrischen said, "It's a showdown, you have to turn over the cards". "I know" the dealer replied and Hinrichsen, who wasn't pleased at all, said, "So why did you muck them then?". The dealer went silent and finally burned after which the hit the river. Nguyen managed to get a big double up without having to sweat the river while players were guessing what Rahme could've had.