Action opened when the player in the cutoff raised to 800. The button got out of the way and Allen Cunningham three-bet the action to 2,400. Right behind Cunningham, the player in the big blind pushed out a four-bet, making it 6,000 to go. The cutoff quickly folded and action returned back around to Cunningham. Cunningham slowly and meticulously riffled chips in his hands before finally calling the 6,000.
The flop came and Cunningham checked. His opponent stacked up 4,300 and threw it out into the middle. At this time it was certain that a big pot was brewing, as the ESPN crew swooped in to catch all of the action. Cunningham sat for about a minute before making the call. The turned and Cunningham checked once again. His opponent checked behind him and the two saw the fall on the river.
Cunningham checked for a third time and his opponent checked once again. Cunningham tabled but quickly learned he was ahead until his opponent caught up on the river. His opponent was holding and caught the river ace to scoop the pot and knock Cunningham down to around 20,000 in chips.