One of the biggest pots of the tournament went down right before dinner in stud hi-lo regular at Table 637.
It got capped on fifth street, starting with a bet by Jon Turner, a raise from Daniel Hirleman (after the clock was called), and another raise from Craig Chait. Turner raised once more, and everyone saw sixth street.
All the rest of the money went in at that point. Turner had for sevens and sixes with a seven-low draw. Hirleman had for a spade flush draw, a made nine-low, and a seven-low draw. Chait had for a seven-low draw.
Turner rolled over the , making his low. Hirleman and Chait both pulled high bricks, and Turner scooped.
"Big pot over here," Todd Bui said just as we walked over to Table 628.
Indeed, Justin Bonomo's stack was in the middle preflop from under the gun with , having come out on the good end of a cooler against the held by Wes Self in the small blind. The board ran out , devoid of the queen Self needed. He sent Bonomo 141,500 — nearly all of his own stack.
Chris Ferguson was all in preflop for his last few thousand, holding , according to David Bach. Ferguson's opponent Scott Milkey held and made a seven-high straight and a better low to eliminate Ferguson.
Three players had pairs showing on fourth in a hand that went to seventh street three ways on the bubble.
John Marlowe: /
Sampo Ryynanen: /
Brandon Cantu: /
Marlowe bet fourth street and got two calls, and it was Ryynanen taking the betting lead on fifth and sixth. On the end, Cantu, showing trip tens, fired a bet after Ryynanen checked. Marlowe mucked, but Ryynanen called. Cantu showed for a ten-low and Ryynanen simply nodded and mucked.
John Racener got lucky once to survive when he chopped ace-three against the ace-eight of David Bach. The deck was less kind when he jammed all in from the small blind for about 9,000 and Chad Eveslage snap-called in the big.
The flop came and Racener got up to leave. The gave him some hope, but a river was the final card he would see.