Live Events 3
Event 42: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Days:
123

Kovalchuk Quarters Gregorich, Increases Lead

Shamus
Oleksii Kovalchuk

Omaha-8

Mark Gregorich raised from the small blind, Oleksii Kovalchuk reraised from the big blind, and Gregorich called. The flop came {Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Gregorich checked, Kovalchuk bet, Gregorich raised, and Kovalchuk called. The turn was the {6-Clubs}, Gregorich bet, and Kovalchuk called. The river was the {8-Spades}, and again Gregorich bet and Kovalchuk called.

"Ace-deuce," said Gregorich, tabling {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Kovalchuk also had the nut low with {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, plus two pair for the high as well. Gregorich had been quartered, and Kovalchuk increased his lead.

A small rail of supporters cheered in support of the Ukrainian, with 2011 WSOP Main Event November Niner Anton Makiievskyi among them.

Player Chips Progress
Oleksii Kovalchuk ua
Oleksii Kovalchuk
ua 1,615,000 160,000
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us 325,000 -262,000

Tags: Mark GregorichOleksii Kovalchuk