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Danchev Seizes Chip Lead; Eliminates Kelly

Dimitar Danchev gets a fist bump from Ryan Fair after winning the hand
Dimitar Danchev gets a fist bump from Ryan Fair after winning the hand

Dimitar Danchev opened to 40,000 from under the gun plus one. Ryan Fair called from the hijack and Patrick Kelly peeked at his cards from the cutoff. Kelly three-bet to 202,000, only to see Danchev come right back over the top for 460,000 after about 90 seconds. Fair threw his hand away and Kelly flat called.

The two saw {10-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs} fall and Danchev continued for 360,000. Kelly then announced that he was all in. Danchev was in utter agony and mulled over the decision for more than three minutes. Eventually he called and learned he was well ahead.

Danchev: {K-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Kelly: {7-Spades}{6-Spades}

The turn was the {2-Clubs} and the river the {2-Diamonds}, ensuring that Danchev's kings held. He will now be the chip leader going into Day 5 with around 4.1 million in chips.

Chip Counts
Dimitar Danchev 4,100,000 1,830,000
Patrick Kelly Busted

Tags: Dimitar DanchevPatrick Kelly

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