Event 4: $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha

Another Royal

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 {5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and the {4-Hearts} 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 {4-Hearts} 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 {A-Hearts}. Both players checked, the deck was reshuffled and the {9-Diamonds} hit the river. Benson fired out 3,200 and Elsing made the call with Benson showing {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for the royal.

"I had the nuts with the {4-Hearts} anyway as the {a-Hearts} was still in the deck!" laughed Benson as he chipped up to 13,000, leaving Elsing on 11,000.