Event 18: Jason Thalas Takes The Chip Lead

Event 18: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $200,000 Guarantee 

Level 25
Blinds: 15,000-30,000 w/5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8


Jason Thalas

Jason Thalas started Day 2 as the chip leader with over 750,000 and was playing a little over that total when the final table began. Thalas is now sitting behind 2,400,000 and in control of about 25 percent of the chips in play thanks to a big pot won against Will Givens and Patrick Beirne.

Givens opened for 60,000 in early position and Thalas called on his direct left. Beirne joined in from the big blind and the flop came down K♣10♠7♣. Beirne led for 110,000 and Givens raised the action to 270,000. With the bets in front of him, Thalas put in a raise of his own to 500,000.

Both Beirne and Givens took their time to fold, giving Thalas the pot. Beirne and Givens are each playing about 1,400,000 and will be looking to regain their lost chips.

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