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Kinney Surges

[user101598] • Level 30: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
James Kinney moving toward the top of the charts

James Kinney came in for a raise to 100,000 from middle position. Raymond Weaved defended his big blind, then check-called another 100,000 from Kinney on a flop of {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

The turn was the {j-Hearts}, and Weaver took the lead in the hand, tossing out two blue T100,000 chips. Kinney quickly called.

The river was the {2-Spades}, and Weaver tossed out three more T100,000 chips. Kinney instantly called.

Weaver showed {j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} for jacks and tens, but they were no good against Kinney's {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for trip tens.

The very next hand, Kinney opened to 100,000 again. John Bowman three-bet to 225,000 on his direct left, and the action folded to Kinney, who called again.

"Check dark," Kinney said.

The dealer fanned {7-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, and Bowman fired 175,000. Kinney quickly called.

The turn was the {9-Hearts}, Kinney checked again, and Bowman tossed out 275,000. Without counting them, Kinney reached for a random stack of blue T100,000 chips and check-raised to 700,000. Bowman mulled the decision over for 30 seconds or so, then folded.

Kinney is now the chip leader with nearly four million chips.

Player Chips Progress
Raymond Weaver
Raymond Weaver
4,825,000 -645,000
James Kinney
James Kinney
3,775,000 1,245,000
John Bowman us
John Bowman
us 1,440,000 -535,000

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