Another level is in the books and another 15-minute break has come around.
Ben "Benba" Lamb raised in the hijack seat, Brian Rast called from the small blind, and the flop fell . Rast check-called 82,000, and the turn was the . Rast checked, Lamb fired 236,000, and Rast potted.
Lamb released, and Rast won the pot.
Scott Seiver opened from the hijack, Matt Glantz called in the cutoff, and the flop came down . Both players checked.
The turn was the , and Seiver led for 115,000. Glantz called.
Seiver led again after the rivered - this time for 375,000.
"Alright Scott," Glantz announced. "You deserve it."
"Thank you," Seiver offered.
Matt Glantz: (X)(X) / / (X)
Ben Lamb: (X)(X) / / (X)
After Lamb brought it in, Glantz completed. Then Glantz bet on fourth and Lamb called. On fifth, Lamb picked up an ace and bet, Glantz raised, and Lamb called. On sixth, Lamb check-called Glantz's bet. Then on seventh, Lamb checked, Glantz bet, and Lamb folded.
As the chips were pushed his way, Glantz showed two of his down cards -- -- which made him a jack-high straight. Glantz pushes up to 2.42 million, while Lamb falls to 1.16 million.
Minh Ly opened to 55,000 from the highjack seat, and Scott Seiver called on the button. The flop came down , and Ly led for 77,000. Seiver called.
The turn was the , and Ly checked to Seiver. Seiver made a hefty wager - 250,000.
Ly released, and Seiver picked up another pot.
Just had a big pot LHE hand develop between Vladimir Shchemelev, Jason Lester, and Phil Hellmuth.
The trio each put four bets in prior to the flop coming . First to act, Hellmuth bet, Shchemelev called, then Lester raised from the button. Acting very hastily, Hellmuth made it three bets, Shchemelev folded, and Lester called.
The turn was the , Hellmuth rapidly checked, and when Lester checked behind Hellmuth pushed out a bet, momentarily confusing George Lind watching the hand who called out "whoa" when the dealer started to deal fifth street. Then it was clarified -- Hellmuth was betting the river in the dark. The river brought the , and Lester called Hellmuth's bet.
"Set of kings," said Hellmuth, showing . "You have a set of nines, huh?" he added. Lester wasn't saying. He took another look at his cards, then tossed them face down to the dealer.
Lester tumbles to about 620,000, while Hellmuth is up over 1.5 million now.