David Arsht raised in early position, and Al Barbieri defended his big blind. The flop came down , and the fireworks went off. Barbieri bet out, and Arsht raised. Barbieri put in a third bet, and Arsht wasted little time in putting a fourth one out. Barbieri slammed the chips in for a call, and the turn was the . From here, action slowed down. Barbieri check called a bet on the turn, and when the river came the , both players checked.
Barbieri showed for flopped two pair, and Arsht mucked his hand. After that pot, Barbieri creeped ahead of Arsht, as the two are the clear chip leaders five handed.