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Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Renkers Out; McLaughin Takes Chip Lead

[user80015] • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Patrick Renkers

The action folded to Patrick Renkers in the hi-jack and he opened to 55,000 only to have Marc McLaughlin three-bet the button to 139,000. Once the play returned to Renkers, he pushed out 345,000 only to have McLaughlin five-bet to 660,000.

The Dutchman considered his options then moved all in for 2,580,000 with McLaughlin snap-calling!

Renkers: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
McLaughlin: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}

With Renkers in trouble and needing to find one of the two case queens, the {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop changed little apart from giving Renkers backdoor outs to a straight. The turn of the {5-Hearts} would leave him with just two outs, but when the {5-Diamonds} completed the board on the river, Renkers was sent to the rail as McLaughlin soared to 5,820,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin ca
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin
ca 5,820,000 3,735,000
Patrick Renkers nl
Patrick Renkers
nl Busted

Tags: Marc McLaughlinPatrick Renkers