With the final board showing on the river and more than 800K already in the pot, Anthony Lambert moved all in from the small blind for 1,170,000.
Thomas Boyden asked for an exact count and thought for a while before he folded, saying, “I’m folding a very pretty hand,” later adding that he picked up a flush draw on the turn. But Lambert took the pot to nearly even up the chip stacks.
Anthony Lambert – 2,000,000 (67 bb)
Thomas Boyden – 2,000,000 (67 bb)
A short while later, the board showed on the turn with about 550K already in the pot. Boyden checked, Lambert bet 300,000, and Boyden called. The river card paired the board with the , and both players checked.
Boyden showed for two pair, aces and queens, and Lambert mucked, saying, “Flush draw. I still have not hit a single flush.” Boyden won the pot to take a lead of more than 2-to-1.
Thomas Boyden – 2,800,000 (93 bb)
Anthony Lambert – 1,300,000 (43 bb)
A short while later, the final board showed with about 150K in the pot. Lambert bet 100,000, Boyden raised to 525,000, and Lambert three-bet all in for 1,085,000.
Boyden asked for a count and thought for a while before he called with for a rivered five-high straight, but Lambert turned over to win the pot with a rivered eight-high straight.
“That five was an interesting card,” said Lambert.
Anthony Lambert – 2,300,000 (77 bb)
Thomas Boyden – 1,700,000 (57 bb)
Less than 10 minutes later, they battled over a board of with more than 1.1 million already in the pot. Lambert moved all in from the small blind, and Boyden went into the tank for a long time.
“This is a crazy spot,” said Boyden. “Almost the same as that earlier three-bet.”
Boyden eventually folded, and Lambert took the pot, along with a 3-to-1 chip lead.
Anthony Lambert – 3,000,000 (100 bb)
Thomas Boyden – 1,000,000 (33 bb)