Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

Griffin Gets Scooped and Quartered


From the cutoff Ashly Butler raised to 80,000 and Gavin Griffin called from the big blind. On a {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop Griffin check-called a 40,000 chip bet. The turn was the {4-Clubs} and Griffin check-called 80,000. On the river the {7-Spades} showed up and Griffin check-called another bet. Butler showed {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for the nut full house and a low. Griffin mucked and Butler raked in a nice pot.

A couple of hands later John Racener raised under the gun to 80,000 and Griffin defended from the small blind. The flop came down {4-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Griffin lead out for 40,000, Racener called. The turn was the {6-Spades} and Griffin bet 80,000 after which Racener made the call once more. On the river the {K-Hearts} hit and Griffin checked to the 2010 WSOP Main Event runner up who bet 80,000. Griffin called and was disgusted when he saw Racener turn over {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for a pair of kings and the nut low. Griffin had {A-Hearts}{2-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for the same low but only got a quarter of the pot since he couldn't beat the high hand.

Griffin is slipping while Butler and Racener are regaining some ground in this hard fought battle for the gold!

Gavin Griffin us 1,100,000 -400,000
Ashly Butler us 700,000 310,000
John Racener us 475,000 265,000

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