Championship: Marc Medrano Eliminated 14th ($2,093); Peter Vitantonio Leads

$1,100 Championship
Level 18: 5,000/10,000/1,000
Players: 13/161

Marc Medrano eliminated 14th ($2,093)
Marc Medrano eliminated 14th ($2,093)

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 kcjs7c. Medrano open shoved his last 55,000. Badecker moved all in over the top and Vitantonio quickly called. Badecker had both players covered.

Vitantonio: asad for an overpair
Badecker: ahkd for top pair, top kicker
Medrano: ks9c for top pair, nine kicker

The board completed with the ts turn and 3h 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.

Peter Vitantonio busts Marc Medrano while doubling through Andrew Badecker
Peter Vitantonio busts Marc Medrano while doubling through Andrew Badecker