The action opened with Chris Dow raising to 60,000 in middle position. Thomas Koral then moved all in for 395,000 in the cutoff. Lance Howard thought for a little while and re-shoved on the button. The blinds folded and Dow announced, “I fold, but I want to go on the record for folding this, because it’s going to get there.” He showed Tc 9c.
Dow and Howard both turned over A-Q offsuit, and Howard suggests that they just go ahead and chop the pot without seeing a flop. The dealer ignored his request and dealt a flop of 8d 7c 6c. Everyone laughed, as Dow was correct in that he would have flopped the nut straight with a flush redraw.
The Jd turn guaranteed the chop, and the river was the Js. Koral and Howard chop up the pot.
Lance Howard – 4,800,000
Thomas Koral – 455,000
Christopher Dow – 810,000