Both Jeff Lisandro and Phil Galfond -- sitting on either side of the dealer on Table 286 -- returned from dinner break to short stacks. And both have been battling, managing to survive multiple all-ins through the No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha rounds to start play in this level.
Just now Galfond doubled through Shaun Deeb in a PLO hand, getting back to about 160,000. Shortly after came a hand in which Deeb opened for 17,000 from the cutoff, Lisandro called from the button, then Galfond reraised the pot to 72,000 from the small blind. It folded back to Lisandro who called with his remaining chips, then stood as he tabled his hand.
"I hope you've got kings" Lisandro said, showing . Galfond turned over . "Pretty bad," added Lisandro, commenting on the situation.
But five cards later things looked pretty good for him, as the board read , giving him a flush and the pot. He's still short, though, with about 110,000, and Galfond now has about the same.