It appeared at first that once they switched back to Omaha-8, the momentum was going to switch back to Oleksii Kovalchuk, as the Ukrainian grabbed the first three hands — all relatively small pots. But then came a big one that resulted in George Danzer extending his advantage.
The hand began with Kovalchuk raising from the button, Danzer three-betting, and Kovalchuk calling. The flop came . Danzer bet, and Kovalchuk called. The turn was the , and Danzer fired again. Kovalchuk responded with a raise this time, and Danzer shot right back with a three-bet which Kovalchuk called.
The river was the . Danzer bet one more time, and when Kovalchuk called, Danzer quickly tabled his — the nut flush and a 7-low. Kovalchuk looked back and forth between his hand and Danzer's for a few moments, then mucked.