£4,250 Main Event

Kempe Climbs The Ranks and Takes The Lead

Happy_Freaked • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

In an unexpected turn of events Rainer Kempe from Germany has taken the chip lead, and while we didn't see where he got most of his chips he did win one big pot off Marvin Rettenmaier just now.

The flop showed {5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts} when we walked up to the table and Kempe check-called a bet of 2,300 from the big blind. Rettenmaier was seated in the cutoff and on the turn the {2-Clubs} popped up. Kempe lead for 5,800 and Rettenmaier tanked for quite a bit before making the call.

The river brought the {J-Diamonds} and Kempe lead out for 13,500 into Rettenmaier who took several minutes to make up his mind.

Eventually Rettenmaier called and looked disgusted when Kempe showed {K-Spades}{J-Clubs} for a rivered pair of jacks. Rettenmaier plays on with a small stack while Kempe sits on the biggest stack in the room.

Player Chips Progress
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 210,000 145,600
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de 29,000 -37,100

Tags: Marvin RettenmaierRainer Kempe