The hand started with Shawn Sheikhan opening to 12,000 from under the gun. The option was then on James Manning, who deliberated over his decision. With just 33,500 behind, he agonised over his decision for over a minute. The ESPN film crew swarmed the table, before another player then called 'time'.
“He gets a little more time than that,” said the dealer, not calling the floor over. A short time passed, and Manning finally released his hand.
“Ace-king? Ace-queen? What’s wrong with you?” said Sheikhan, as the action began to fold back around to him. “I’ll show you my hand,” he added.
Michael Stoner was on the big blind, and flashed his , before mucking his hand.
“I can beat that,” said Sheikhan, before showing his .