Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Racing For the Lead

• Taso 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Ben Volpe just dropped more than 100,000 chips in a contest with Pierre Neuville, and we picked up the next hand as he three-bet Vanessa Peng. She'd opened to 22,000 from the cutoff, and Volpe made it 58,000 from the small blind. Peng reraised to 110,000, Volpe shoved for 413,000 total, and Peng made the call with her big stack to put Volpe at risk. It was a coin flip for the chip lead.

Peng: {A-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}
Volpe: {Q-Hearts} {Q-Spades}

The board ran clean for Volpe, coming {7-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {J-Spades} {3-Spades}. Just like that, Volpe shoots up to 844,000 and into the chip lead, and Peng is cut down under 400,000 and back into the middle of the pack.

Tagit: Vanessa PengPaul Volpe