$1,650 Main Event

Hoppe Doubles Through McCormick to Take the Chip Lead

BrandonTemple • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Laura Hoppe

Laura Hoppe raised to 60,000 from the hijack, and Austin McCormick three-bet to 160,000 on the button. Hoppe called after a minute in the tank.

The {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop was checked by Hoppe, and McCormick bet 170,000. Hoppe called.

Hoppe checked again on the {5-Spades} turn, and McCormick fired another barrel, this time for 340,000. Hoppe called again.

The {4-Diamonds} hit the river, and Hoppe checked a third time. McCormick jammed, putting Hoppe to the test for her last 995,000. Hoppe tanked for a few minutes.

"Go big or go home, eh?" Hoppe said to McCormick. She called, and McCormick tabled {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for a triple-barrel bluff. Hoppe slammed down {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} for top pair, top kicker, and Hoppe, the start of the day short stack, now holds the chip lead with eight players left.

"That was a bad ass call, eh boys?" Hoppe added after the hand.

Player Chips Progress
Laura Hoppe us
Laura Hoppe
us 3,400,000 1,650,000
Austin McCormick us
Austin McCormick
us 1,300,000 -1,600,000

Tags: Austin McCormickLaura Hoppe