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Konnikova Takes the Chip Lead from MacDonald

ajlamers • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Maria Konnikova

Kevin MacDonald was coming close to being the first player to reach the 1,000,000 chip mark but Maria Konnikova put a stop to that. MacDonald limped in from under the gun and Konnikova raised to 30,000 from the cutoff. MacDonald called and the flop came {j-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}.

MacDonald checked and Konnikova bet 33,000. MacDonald called and the {q-Hearts} appeared on the turn. MacDonald checked again and Konnikova bet 54,000 this time. MacDonald got his calling chips ready, thought for a moment, and then slid them forward.

The {2-Diamonds} on the river led to MacDonald firing out a bet of 145,000. Konnikova asked for a count and then made the call. MacDonald turned over {k-Spades}{4-Spades} for a missed flush draw and Konnikova revealed {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} for a pair of queens. Konnikova jumped into the chip lead and is now closing in on the seven-figure mark herself.

Player Chips Progress
Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova
us 905,000 230,000
Kevin MacDonald ca
Kevin MacDonald
ca 660,000 -195,000

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