Robbie Matthews opened for 36,000 from the cutoff, and Daniel Holmes defended his big blind. The flop came , and both players checked. A turned, and Holmes bet 42,000. Matthews shipped it for 220,000. After tanking for a bit, Holmes called.
Matthews had turned his gin card after checking back, and he was in fantastic position to bust his opponent. The dealer burned and turned the though, filling Holmes up and causing Matthews to knock over his chair in disbelief.
Down to his last 7,000 after the ante, Holmes got it all in the next hand after Shawn Schoreck opened to 60,000 under the gun. Tom Annonson called on the button.
After a flop of , Schoreck bet 100,000, and Annonson raised to what looked like 230,000. Schoreck immediately moved all in, and Annonson called.
A turn of left an already-trailing Annonson in dire straits since kings up would do him no good. The river was paint, but it was the , not the king Annonson needed, and he shipped all but his last 50,000 to an elated Schoreck.