Luke Martin opened to 130k from the cutoff with and Peter Pihlstrom was the only caller, holding in the big blind.
There was a little something for everyone on the flop, and Pihlstrom check-called 110k from Martin; both players’ hands improved on the Ad turn and Pihlstrom check-called again, this time to the tune of 280k.
The river – – brought them both a full house, and Martin now bet out 700k. Pihlstrom, clearly concerned that Martin had the ace, disappeared into the tank for a long time, but finally decided that he couldn’t fold his jacks full. He flat-called, and moments later received the bad news.
The tow of them have virtually swapped stacks after that – Pihlstrom is down to 2.3 million after that, while Martin is doing almost twice as well on 4.5 million, currently enough for the chip lead.