Level 18: 5,000/10,000/1,000
Chip leader Andrew Badecker raised to 22,000 from early position. Peter Vitantonio called from his direct left and it folded all the way around to Marc Medrano in the big blind. He called and they saw a flop.
The dealer burned and turned . Medrano open shoved his last 55,000. Badecker moved all in over the top and Vitantonio quickly called. Badecker had both players covered.
Vitantonio: for an overpair
Badecker: for top pair, top kicker
Medrano: for top pair, nine kicker
The board completed with the turn and river. Vitantonio’s aces held and he doubled through Badecker while busting Medrano 14th. Once the start-of-day chip leader, Medrano earned $2,093 for his departure.
Peter Vitantonio now holds 460,000 chips to lead the way. Andrew Badecker, meanwhile, sits on 161,000.