Matt Lefkowitz: (X-X) / / (X)
Scott Seiver: (X-X) / / (X)
Scott Seiver called a bet on every street to get to his final card. Matt Lefkowitz bet in the dark on seventh, and Seiver called that one too. Lefkowitz showed for the nuts, and Seiver sighed. "Seven-five I actually made," he said sadly. Seiver is down to 70,000 while Lefkowitz moved up to 140,000.
With Jordan Smith all in on third street, Pawel Andrzejewski continued to fire bets into the side pot against Dario Alioto. Andrzejewski fired on fourth and fifth, before Alito bet on sixth and was all in on seventh.
Todd Brunson: (X-X) / / (X)
Matt Glantz: (X-X) /
Al Barbieri: (X-X) / / (X)
Brunson opened the action with a bet, and Glantz and Barbieri both called. On fourth, it was Glantz' turn to bet out, and the other two came along. On fifth, Sugar Bear took his turn at leading, and Brunson called while Glantz gave up. Brunson bet sixth, and Barbieri called. Brunson fired a final bullet on seventh, but after peeling his down card, Barbieri decided against wasting a bet and folded.
After the hand, Brunson was up to 300,000. Barbieri's on the ropes with 50,000, and Glantz is looking solid with 220,000.
Carlos Mortensen is now a clear chip leader after collecting a massive Stud-8 hand against Jordan Smith and Dario Alioto. We didn't catch the action, but the result was clear as Mortensen scooped with for a flush to go with an eighty-seven low.
Mortensen is now up to 540,000 with Smith now crippled on the short stack.
Eugene Katchalov raised from late position, and Michael Chow defended his big blind. The drawalicious flop fell , and Chow check-raised. Katchalov called, and the on the turn made things even more interesting. Chow bet, and Katchalov called. Same action after the river bricked off the . Chow turned over for the flopped nut straight. Katchalov flashed , but his top set was no good and landed in the muck.
Katchalov slipped to 143k, overtaken by Chow's 150k. The players at his table may want to steer clear of Chow during rounds of Omaha-8. He earned his first bracelet a few weeks ago in the $1,500 O-8 event and has a talent for hitting big hands when he needs to.
On fourth street, James Mackey led the betting before Abe Mosseri caught better on fifth to take the lead. Mosseri bet again on sixth but when the river was dealt, Mosseri checked, Mackey bet and Mosseri folded.
Mackey: (X-X) / / (X)
Mosseri: (X-X) / / (X)
Mosseri is down to 75,000 with Mackey up to 100,000.