Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:08 PM Local Time
Hand #112: Tom Marchese Takes the Chip Lead
Tom Marchese limps in on the button, and Paul Michaelis raises it up to 120,000. Marchese tags along to see a flop of , and Michaelis c-bets to 110,000. Marchese calls it, and the hits the turn. Michaelis keeps his foot on the gas with a bet of 225,000, and Marchese takes a peak at his hole cards, tanks for about 20 seconds, then tosses in the call.
The river is the , and Michaelis announces a bet of 600,000. This is for most of Marchese's stack, and he lets out a few deep breathes while tanking. Eventually, he slides in the call, and Michaelis shakes his head at his rail before tabling for air. Marchese flips over , and he drags in the biggest pot of the heads up battle so far to give him the chip lead.
The schedule calls for a 60-minute dinner break, but both players agreed before the hand to make it a 20-minute break instead. The heads up battle will resume at around 8:25 local time.