Nitsche Takes Over the Lead
Level 16 : 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Dominik Nitsche limped the button with the and James Chen in the small blind raised it up to 2,500,000 with the , which Nitsche called. The flop brought and Chen made it 1,700,000 to go, Nitsche double-checked his cards and made the call.
Chen also bet the turn for 4,000,000 and Nitsche called with his top pair. The on the river brought no betting action as Nitsche checked behind and took over the lead.
Chen had been the chip leader for a while, however, losing this pot cost him the lead and Nitsche assumed control over the table.