Donald Vogel started the day as our chip leader, and after a few levels of staying in neutral, he shot back to the top of our leaderboard. However, he has just taken a hit that has cut out a third of his stack. We caught the action on a flop that read . Vogel and his opponent got into a raising war that saw Vogel's opponent get his 200,000 into the middle. The cards were flipped, and it was obvious why the players got the money in.
Vogel held an overpair, but had to fade the straight and flush draws of his opponent. He did that on the turn, the , but the river brought the , giving his opponent a winning straight.
Vogel is still plenty healthy with 425,000, but he would have retaken the chip lead had he won the hand.