Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

Darner Calls Seven Bets to Take Lead

Mark Darner is the new leader

When we arrived at Matt Matros' table him and Mark Darner were deeply involved in a hand. At this point, Darner was confirming the amount of Matros' five-bet and then announcing a six-bet. It was here that Matros seven-bet all-in. Darner snap called and Matros said, "Have you got aces?" as he turned over {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. When Darner turned over {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}, the whole table erupted, none more so than Mike Matusow who got out of his chair and shouted, "I've seen a lot of things in poker, but never that many bets with ace-king."

"This is for the tournament right here," said Matusow as he had yet to calm down and take his seat.

Darner had over 300,000 behind when he made the all-in call and Matros watched on as the dealer spread a {8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop on the felt. He was good so far and if he won this pot, he would have over a million in chips - which would almost be the chip average heading into the final table. The {10-Diamonds} on the turn was also safe, but there was still one card to come.

River: {a-Spades}

Matros, the whole table and most of the room couldn't believe what they just saw. Matros sent the majority of his stack to Darner who now holds a big chip lead over the field.

Mark Darner us 850,000 610,000
Matthew Matros us 165,000 -295,000

Tagit: Mark DarnerMatt Matros