Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Event 12: Sykes Claims Chip Lead

$170 + $30 Deep Stack Double Play NLH (2 Re-entry)

On a flop of a A T 2, Mark Sykes got his opponent to commit all his chips to the pot holding AK (top pair, top kicker).  Mark held AT and had flopped two pair.

 Mark Sykes

No King appeared on the turn or river to save him and the player headed for the exit.   Mark collected the huge pot and is now up to 465K, good for the chip lead.

Mark is from New Haven, Connecticut and plays tournaments for a living,

Down to 16 tables now -- 160 players remain (plus the 69 that survived day 1a).