Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better

Giant Pot Ends In a Chop

[user217945] • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Action started with Ashly Butler who raised to 38,000 from under the gun. He was called by Brian Hacker in the cutoff and John Cernuto in the big blind.

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Cernuto checked to Butler, who let with a bet of 68,000. Hacker called which led to a fold from Cernuto. The turn fell the {4-Hearts} and quickly Butler announced "Pot," which ended up being a bet of 250,000, more than Hacker had left in his stack.

Hacker hit the tank and was in there for nearly five minutes before someone, it's not clear who, called the clock. Hacker toughed over his decision for another 30 seconds before announcing a call and the two men went to show down.

Hacker: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}
Butler: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Hack had both flush and straight draws as well as a pair of deuces while Butler held the better hand at the moment with aces and a draw to an ace-seven low.

The river though was the {8-Hearts} locking up the high for Hacker and the low for Butler. As the dealer chopped the pot, Butler shook his head disappointedly as half of pot was shipped over to Hacker.