Tran: X-X / / X
Phillips: X-X / / X
Luneau: X-X / / X
The split-pot games seem to generate the most action in H.O.R.S.E. and, at this stage, the most eliminations. Loi Tran, Dale Phillips and Alexandre Luneau played a three-way pot all the way to showdown. Luneau bet every street until Tran was all in on sixth. Luneau and Phillips then checked down the river.
At showdown, Phillips table for queens and deuces, which was good for the high half. Luneau tabled , which made a 7-4 for low. Both hands left Tran's , a pair of eights and a 7-6, as "monkey in the middle". Phillips and Luneau split Tran's chips while Tran headed off to the cage.
Bill Chen was last to act on third street and made a strong raise after Andrew Goesch completed an ace and Alexander Luneau called an ace. Goesch and Luneau both stuck around to fourth street, where Luneau caught a brick. Chen had the low board and bet it, with only Goesch calling.
Chen bet again on fifth street after catching another baby. "Two pair?" said Goesch as he folded. "Show them. It's good for the game."
"I didn't ahve two pair," said Chen.
"You did! I saw it in your eyes."
Chen smiled. "Believe me, if I had two pair I'd show it."
It's been an interesting couple of minutes of razz for David Benyamine.
Normally players are happy to make quads, but unfortunately that's not the case when playing razz. Benyamine slammed the table in disgust at making to hand the pot on a platter to Alexandre Luneau.
However a few minutes later Benyamine was back on track as he eliminated the short-stacked David Harth. Benyamine could only make a jack-five but it was enough as Harth's board was full of paint as he ended up with a jack-seven.
Harth is eliminated as Benyamine is back to 85,000.
We saw a sizable pot brewing at John Juanda's table. Juanda, with a board of , was squeezing his river card. Jason Young had already checked his board of to Juanda. Juanda squeezed, then bet. Young called, then had some choice words when Juanda showed in the hole for trip nines.
"Seventh street? Nice chase, sir. Man that's so ugly. Chasing with one pair of nines the whole way and catching on seventh." Young flashed a in the hole for two pair, tens and deuces, before mucking. He's down to 35,000. Juanda is up to 162,000.
Siegel: X-X / / X
Brown: X-X / / X
Puchkov: X-X / FOLD
Chad Brown was the first player in on third street. He completed and was called by Konstantin Puchkov. Action folded to Jordan Siegel, who raised. Brown and Puchkov both called.
Siegel had the lead on fourth street and fifth street and bet it both times. Brown called both bets; Puchkov folded to the fifth-street bet. On sixth street, Brown paired nines and Siegel paired eights. Brown bet into Siegel and Siegel, with what looked like aces up, was forced to call. He called one last bet on the river (begrudgingly) before Brown turned up for trip nines.
Siegel is down to 108,000. Brown is up to 170,000.
Dan Heimiller had the action on fourth street and he checked it over to his opponent Clayton Mozdzen who fired a bet. Heimiller made the call before both players checked fifth. On sixth, Heimiller led out with a bet, and then again on the river with Mozdzen looking him up.
Heimiller: (X-X-X) /
Mozdzen: () /
Mozdzen showed two pair, tens and treys, as Heimiller said that he only made one pair as his cards hit the muck. Heimiller slips to 157,000 with Mozdzen up to 54,000.