Former bracelet winner Mike Carson raised to 1,250 from early position only to have 2002 Main Event Champ Robert Varkonyi, who was next to act, three-bet to 3,700. Action folded back around to Carson and he made the call before checking the flop.
Varkonyi threw out four yellow T1,000 chip, Carson called, and the appeared on the turn. Again Carson checked and Varkonyi bet, this time 8,000. As Carson tanked, the ESPN cameras circled the table to capture the action. Eventually, Carson woke up with a check-raise to 22,000, which put Varkonyi in the tank for a long time.
After a few minutes, another player at the table called clock. As the floor counted down from ten, Varkonyi flicked his cards to the muck right around the seven-second mark. "Nice laydown," Carson told Varkonyi before flashing .