Konnikova Takes the Chip Lead from MacDonald
Kevin MacDonald was coming close to being the first player to reach the 1,000,000 chip mark but Maria Konnikova put a stop to that. MacDonald limped in from under the gun and Konnikova raised to 30,000 from the cutoff. MacDonald called and the flop came .
MacDonald checked and Konnikova bet 33,000. MacDonald called and the appeared on the turn. MacDonald checked again and Konnikova bet 54,000 this time. MacDonald got his calling chips ready, thought for a moment, and then slid them forward.
The on the river led to MacDonald firing out a bet of 145,000. Konnikova asked for a count and then made the call. MacDonald turned over for a missed flush draw and Konnikova revealed for a pair of queens. Konnikova jumped into the chip lead and is now closing in on the seven-figure mark herself.