From the cutoff, Nadya Magnus raised to 50,000. Big blind Allon Allison called and both players checked the flop before the hit the turn. Allison checked again and Magnus bet 80,000. Allison check-raised to 250,000 and Magnus called in position.
The completed the board and Allison announced all in. He had about 760,000 and had Magnus just covered as she had 580,000.
Magnus went deep into the tank. "Will you show me if I fold?" she asked at one point. Allison did not respond, stoically staring to a fixed point in the room.
"I have a big hand you know," Magnus continued.
At one point she shook her head and glared to the rail. "I Just don't believe you!" she said.
Several minutes past and John Dibella asked for the clock. Still no word from Allison who had his eyes hidden behind dark shades.
The floor came over and informed Magnus she had a minute left to act on her hand. As 50 seconds had passed, the floor started the countdown from ten to zero.
With just two seconds left, Magnus pounced some chips in the middle to call it off for her tournament life.
"Ahhh!" Allison shouted, "So close!"
That was enough information for Magnus who showed for two pair.
"Shit! I almost had you. Just two seconds away!" Allison said.
"I think I lose" Allison said while he took one last peek at his cards.
"I need to see two hands" the dealer commented.
Allison showed and the pot went to Magnus.