While we were waiting to see chip leader Ben Zech in action, most of the rest of his table got involved in a hand instead: after an opening raise to 1,300 (blinds 300/600) under the gun from Richard O’Neill, his neighbour Ken Beckers and both blinds threw in calling chips.
The flop: 7d 6c Ah. Check to the raiser, who bet 2,900, called by big blind Abel Lasobras alone.
On the 4h turn, another check to O’Neill, who threw in a single green chip (5,000). Another call from Lasobras.
The river: 2h. Both players checked and both tabled their aces; while O’Neill had picked up an up-and-down straight draw on the turn with his Ad 5c, Lasobras had the Tc to go with this As and this kicker played straightless.