Adam Friedman four-bet a raise by Aaron Steury holding the button, making it 200,000 to go and Steury came along for the ride. The flop fell and Steury check-called a bet of 50,000 by Friedman. The turn card came and again Steury check-called a bet, this time for 100,000.
Another check by Steury prompted a final bet of 100,000 by Friedman and this was enough to force the fold. Friedman climbed to just over a million chips after the win.
After Aaron Steury limped in on the small blind, Adam Friedman raised to 100,000 holding the button, Steury responded with a three-bet, making it 150,000 to go before the flop. Friedman came along and the dealer spread the across the table.
Steury led out for 50,000 on the flop and Friedman came along.
Steury again led out, this time for the big bet of 100,000 and again Friedman made the call.
Steury slowed down and checked to Friedman, who fired a final bullet of 100,000 into the middle. Steury stared his man down for thirty seconds or so and apparently picked up a tell, because he made the call and waited for Friedman to table his hand. When Friedman obliged, he could only produce the for a busted drawing hand.
Steury then calmly showed down the for his own missed straight draw and just queen-high. Friedman, along with the railbirds, were stunned to see Steury's holding and this amazing read gave him an unlikely win.
With his board showing four to a flush, Friedman bet on every street, including a four-bet on third street, and Steury called him down the whole way. On seventh street, Friedman again bet 100,000 and Steury looked him up, unafraid of his opponent's intimidating board.
His read proved to be eerily accurate and Friedman dejectedly announced "You got it" as he mucked his cards. Steury tabled his down cards and took the pot with just a pair of jacks. This amazing call propelled Steury to over 1,600,000 chips while Friedman fell to 1,200,000 with the loss.
Aaron Steury raised to 100,000 on the button and both Michael Chow and Adam Friedman came along. The dealer spread a flop of and the players all tapped the table.
The turn card came and Chow led out for 100,000, forcing Friedman to fold. Steury wanted to see the last card and made the call, bringing the to the table on the river.
Chow led out for 100,000 more and Steury looked him up, only to see Chow table his for a diamond flush and a 2-3-4-5-6 low. This powerful Omaha-8 hand earned Chow the scoop and he now sits with 1,350,000 chips while Steury slipped to 1,600,000.
One side of the MotherShip audience is stacked with Michael Chow's increasingly vocal supporters while the other side remains a ghost town. Calls of "Cocktails, final table!" have been heard throughout the night as Chow's friends and fans continue to soak in the celebratory atmosphere here at the WSOP's main stage.
Friedman bet out on every street and Steury came along each time. On seventh street, Friedman bet another 80,000 and Steury looked him up. Friedman tabled the for a pair of tens and an A-2-4-6-7 low, which was good enough to scoop the 800,000+ chip pot.
We missed the third street action but on fourth street Friedman bet 80,000 and Chow called. The action repeated itself on fifth and sixth streets, and after the dealer flipped each player their last down card on seventh street, Friedman fired a final barrel.
This was enough to move Chow off his hand and Freidman climbed to 930,000 with the win. Chow slipped to 550,000 after the loss.
We missed the betting on third street but Chow fired 80,000 at Steury on fourth street and he made the call. Fifth street saw both players check and on sixth street Chow bet another 80,000, which Steury called.
Both players checked on seventh street and Chow revealed his hole cards: for a 5-6-7-8-9 low. This was good enough to force a muck by Steury and Chow chipped up to over 1,000,000 after the win.