We picked up the action on fifth street when Phil Ivey bet 5,000 and both Gary Benson and John Monnette called. The action repeated itself on sixth, and Ivey bet 5,000 after Monnette checked on seventh. Benson folded and Monnette made a reluctant call.
Benson: [xxx] / / — fold
Monnette" / /
"Seven-high straight," joked Ivey, who only had a low. That meant Monnette's tens were good for the high and the two chopped it up.
It wasn't much of a hand, but it gave us a good excuse to update you on their respective counts. Both players are up from the last time we checked in with them.