Emad Tahtouh raised from early position to 2,200, and a player on the button moved all in for 5,600 total. Mel Judah moved all in for 8,500, and Tahtouh called. The players revealed their hands, and it was off to the races.
The board rolled out and shockingly, Judah scooped the pot with a lonely pair of jacks. He sits on 24,000.
Annette Obrestad raised to 2,000 before Con Angelakis popped it another 7,200 more from late position. Obrestad made the call and the flop came down .
Both players checked and the hit the turn. Obrestad checked, then called the 12,000 bet by Angelakis.
The river was the and both players checked it down. Angelakis showed for a set of aces which held on as Obrestad revealed for two pair and a big draw that failed to deliver. Angelakis increases his lead as Obrestad slips to 22,000.
It's been a good week for Brent Thomas so far. After a huge result in Event #1 where he picked up $97,155 for his third place result, he now finds himself at the top of the chip count leaderboard in today's event as we start to get towards the business end of proceedings.
A large portion of his stack was obtained in a recent pot where George Cotaidis, Annette Obrestad and Thomas all called the preflop shove of 7,400 of a short-stacked player.
They saw a flop of and when the action checked to Thomas, he moved all in for his last 29,100 chips. Cotaidis and Obrestad stepped aside and the cards were tabled.
Thomas had a big draw and he fell further behind on the turn which gave his opponent a straight, but the on the river completed his flush to scoop the pot and eliminate his opponent. Thomas, who is competing in only his second-ever Omaha tournament, is now up to 58,500 chips.
We've just spotted another royal flush and the second one for this table, as Gary Benson was the man responsible, but not before a little controversy.
We arrived at the table with the board reading and the accidentally revealed as the turn card before the flop action had completed. Tournament Director Jonno Pittock ruled that play would continue with the river card to be dealt out, effectively becoming the turn card, with the to be reshuffled into the deck for the river.
The action on the flop completed with just Benson and Damien Elsing seeing the new turn card which was the . Both players checked, the deck was reshuffled and the hit the river. Benson fired out 3,200 and Elsing made the call with Benson showing for the royal.
"I had the nuts with the anyway as the was still in the deck!" laughed Benson as he chipped up to 13,000, leaving Elsing on 11,000.