Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Harwood Doubles Into Chip Lead Through Patel

tayke2 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Loni Harwood

When Loni Harwood started this hand, she was the short stack. Now, she is the chip leader.

Harwood raised it up in early position to 60,000, and Hiren Patel defended his big blind. The flop came down {9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, and Patel checked to Harwood, who bet out 60,000 again. Patel thought for about 30 seconds before check raising to 165,000, and it was back to Harwood.

Harwood took her time with the decision, all the while sitting still as a statue. After about a minute, she grabbed raising chips, and put in a reraise to 335,000. Patel only took about 20 seconds to announce all in, and Harwood made the call.

Harwood: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}
Patel: {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

It was literally a coin flip at this point, according to the Pokernews Odds Calculator, as Harwood held a 50.20% to 49.80% lead. Harwood's rail called for a deuce, and the dealer obligded with a {2-Hearts} on the turn. Harwood was looking to dodge a nine or a diamond, and she did just that, as the {q-Spades} hit the river.

Harwood scored the massive double up to 1.9 million, while Patel plummeted to 250,000.

Player Chips Progress
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
us 1,900,000 1,200,000
Hiren Patel us
Hiren Patel
us 250,000 -1,150,000

Tags: Hiren PatelLoni Harwood