Pots on back-to-back hands were played to the river, and Ron Long won both of them. He took a third without a showdown on the river shortly thereafter.
On the first hand, Long completed with the
. Ryan Hughes, who had brought it in with the
, called and then led the betting on every street after pairing
on fourth street. Down the river, showing a board of x-x /
, Long raised Hughes' bet. Hughes called with x-x /
, only to see Long open
in the hole for three sixes. That scooped the pot.
The next hand, Hughes brought it in with the
, then raised after Long completed the
. Again Long called, then Long himself led the betting all the way through the river. His board came x-x /
to Hughes' x-x /
. On the river, Hughes called Long's bet but couldn't beat the pair of aces Long showed when he opened
On the third hand, both players started with a jack door card. Long bet all the way as his board developed x-x /
. Hughes showed a board of x-x /
, calling on every street. When Long bet the river, Hughes showed two kings in the hole and mucked.
With these three pots, Long has erased his chip deficit to Hughes and become the chip leader. Updated chip counts will be published shortly.