Shortly after his reprieve from the felt, Hughes, who as the shortest player on either table is taking a fair while with his decisions (the floor is now hovering to make sure there's no stalling five-handed), took the plunge under the gun plus one for 440,000. It folded to big blind Josh Arieh, who snapped him off, finding himself in great shape preflop:
Hughes was on his feet for the flop, but when the arrived on the turn and the the river he retook his seat.
"That took you three minutes to move in with that hand?" asked a rankled Arieh, more for the time issues than the beat.
"It's a lot of money, someone might bust..." replied Hughes. The dust settled and they returned to play.