|Blinds||80,000 / 160,000|
Phil Galfond raised and Chase Steeley called. Galfond announced pot on a flop and Steely moved all in.
"That's not good," said Galfond, calling and tabling .
The turn gave Steely a set of threes, but Galfond a wheel. The river was the and Steely was eliminated. He takes home $50,086.
The remaining seven players are now going on a 60-minute dinner break.
Phil Galfond potted from middle position and got action from Ali Abduljabbar and small blind Michael McKenna. The flop came and Galfond piled for 215,000. Abduljabbar called and McKenna mucked .
The gave Abduljabbar two pair and the nut low but the river made aces up for Galfond.
A few hands later, Marco Johnson raised to 120,000 early and was called by McKenna and Galfond, who was in the big blind. Galfond led for pot on and only McKenna continued. Galfond put the rest in on the turn.
"I have it," McKenna announced, snap-calling and showing for the nuts.
Galfond had but he got the on the river to make a low and chop.
David "ODB" Baker limped in the small blind and Phil Galfond checked his option. Baker bet 120,000 on the flop and Galfond called.
The turn was the and both players checked. Baker bet 360,000 on the river and Galfond folded.
Ali Abduljabbar raised to 125,000 and Chase Steely defended his big blind. The flop was checked by both players. The turn was the . Steely bet 150,000 and Abduljabbar called. The river was the . Steely bet 200,000 and Abduljabbar called.
"King-queen," said Steely, showing .
Abduljabbar showed for a rivered straight and took down the pot.
Michael McKenna opened for 125,000 early and got a call from Ali Abduljabbar in the small blind. The flop got checked through for a board of . Abduljabbar check-called 175,000. On the river, Abduljabbar checked. McKenna bet 300,000 and Abduljabbar tanked for about three minutes before letting it go.
Chad Power raised to 120,000. Phil Galfond called and Marco Johnson announced pot from the small blind, raising to 550,000 with 55,000 behind.
Power folded, and after some thought, Galfond called.
The flop came giving Johnson a flush. The turn was the and the river the and he doubled up.
Chase Steely called in the small blind and then called a raise to 125,000 from Michael McKenna in the big. They both checked the flop to a board of . Steely bet 175,000 and McKenna called. Both checked the river.
McKenna showed for a pair of sevens but it was enough.
"Now, that's gambling," someone else at the table said.
Chad Power raised to 120,000 and David "ODB" Baker called. Ali Abduljabbar then raised to 530,000. Power folded and Baker made the call.
The flop came and Abduljabbar instantly moved all in for 735,000. Baker leaned back in his chair and put his hands behind his head. He asked for a count, and then separated the amount he needed to call with to see what he would be left with.
As the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo players wandered back to their seats, both Frank Kassela and Matt Glantz shouted over their encouragement, oblivious to the big decision that Baker faced; elbows on the table, fingers in his ears.
"Just one more minute, guys," he said, and a short while later the clock was called on him. The seconds ticked down and eventually his hand was declared dead.