Saturday, July 2, 2016 5:11 PM PST
Loren Klein Denied the Lead Again
Loren Klein (pictured) has come tantalizingly close to taking the chip lead on a couple different occasions, but he's so far been unable to leapfrog ahead of Brandon Shack-Harris. Here's a series of three consecutive hands in which he gets close once again:
On the first hand, Klein opens the button to 500,000, and Shack-Harris defends his big blind. The flop is . Shack-Harris checks, Klein bets 400,000, and Shack-Harris folds. Stacking up that pot, Klein has 9,900,000 of the 20,005,000 chips in play.
The next hand, Shack-Harris limps the button, and Klein checks his option in the big blind. Both players check through the flop, and the turn is the . Klein bets 300,000, and Shack-Harris calls. The river is the . Klein checks, Shack-Harris bets 400,000, and Klein folds. Shack-Harris wins the pot to protect his narrow chip lead.
One hand later, Klein has another shot. He opens the button to 500,000, and Shack-Harris defends his big blind. The flop is . Shack-Harris checks, Klein bets 600,000, and Shack-Harris calls. The turn is the , and Shack-Harris leads for 1,200,000. Klein folds, and he's still yet to have his hands on the big stack during this back-and-forth duel.
Brandon Shack-Harris - 11,780,000 (49 bb)
Loren Klein - 8,225,000 (34 bb)