With the board showing and about 20,000 in the middle, it checked to Sorel Mizzi who fired a bet of 12,000. His lone opponent went into the tank for about a minute, then finally made the call.
Mizzi paused, and his opponent showed for trip nines, at the sight of which Mizzi mucked his cards. "I had to think," said the victor, and Mizzi nodded, acknowledging that he'd thought well.
Mizzi slips a bit but still has about 56,000 with a half-hour left to go tonight.