Due to the configuration of the ESPN camera set-up around the secondary feature table, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team have been extremely hard-pressed to report on the action. However, we have just managed to pick up one hand for you.
From the UTG +1 position, Hilton Laborda raised to 56,000 before the flop and the action folded around to Evan McNiff who called from the hijack position, making it heads-up to the flop of , which both players checked before Laborda led out for 142,000 on the turn of the .
McNiff called, then after about three minutes of deliberation, Laborda finally decded to check the river . McNiff fired out 200,000 and again, Laborda tanked for almost another two-and-a-half minutes before laying his hand down.
As McNiff raked in the chips, the rest of the table started berating Laborda. "What are you doing there?" Jean-Robert Bellande exclaimed. "That hand was over six minutes long - I can't believe you took so long to make a decision on a 200,000 bet into a 900K pot!"
A very nervous-looking Laborda said nothing, but draped his Brazilian flag around his shoulders even tighter. Still, he's worked hard to bring his stack up to 3.1 million and we're almost certain that as well as his flag, the weight of his home country is well and truly on his shoulders.