Ron Ware raised to 115,000, and Mike Ross made it 300,000. Ware called and both checked the flop for an board. Ross checked and folded to 375,000, saying he had ace-king.
Ross raised to 80,000 and Ware called. On a board of after both checked, Ware check-called 100,000. The river was a and both players checked. Ware showed for a backdoor flush, and Ross mucked in disgust.
Ross raised, and Ware called. Ware check-called the flop and both checked the . Two more checks on the , and Ware announced a straight, showing . Ross mucked .
Mike Ross, called "ECM" by his friends in the rail, is now closing on his heads-up opponent. The chip stacks are nearly tied after Ross' recent success in limit hold'em, stud hi-lo and 2-7 triple draw.
Ross was in position on the flop and he raised over Ware's lead. Ware called and they went to the where Ross continued with another bet, which was check-called by Ware. The river was tapped and Ross took down the pot with for a top pair.
Ware completed with and then fired on all three following streets, earning calls each time. The seventh street was checked.
Ron Ware: /
Mike Ross: /
Ross showed and when Ware saw it, he declared: "Scoop."
Ross wasn't sure if he heard it correctly, so he asked: "Scoop?" Ware confirmed, giving up another pot to Ross.
2-7 Triple Draw
Ross raised and Ware called. Both players drew two and Ware check-called before they changed one apiece on the second draw, which remained checked. They both drew one again on the third draw and Ross called Ware's bet. Ware announced a pair and left another chunk go Ross' way.
Just when Mike Ross was chipping up and gaining momentum, a Stud Hi-Lo hand played out in Ron Ware's favour.
Ware completed with the but Ross raised it up with the . Ware called and then faced bets on the fourth, fifth and sixth street. Ware kept calling all the way through before both players checked the seventh.
Mike Ross: /
Ron Ware: /
Ross announced "Aces" in the showdown but Ware showed , cracking Ross' hand after catching a third queen on the sixth street. Ross sighed, and threw his up in the air.
Mike Ross completed the blind, and Ron Ware checked. Ware check-called 55,000 on the flop, and the turn prompted a pair of checks. On the river, Ware checked. Ross bet 150,000, and Ware almost beat him to the pot with a call.
Mike Ross and Ron Ware saw a flop of for 60,000 apiece. Both players checked to the turn. Ross check-called a bet of 60,000 from Ware. On the river, Ross checked again, and Ware bet 125,000. Ross leaned back in his chair, sighed, and verbalized a call.