PokerStars WCOOP Main Event

Stern Takes Chip Lead

Dani Stern is your new chip leader

We're finding it difficult to take our eyes away from Table 51. Especially after Dani "supernova9" Stern took the overall chip lead with over 1 million chips at the end of the previous level.

Stern, who's joined at the table by Eugene Katchalov, David "Gunslinger3" Bach and Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, opened with a raise to 14,000 from under the gun and "tonkaaaa" three-bet to 29,997. Action folded back to Stern who called to see a flop of {Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}. Stern check-called a bet of 32,229 and the turn brought the {7-Hearts}. Stern check-called again, this time for 75,666, and the {K-Clubs} landed on the river. Again Stern checked and tonkaaaa fired 213,336. Stern made the call with {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} for a pair of queens and successfully picked off the bluff of the former chip leader, who had {9-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

With that pot, Stern became the first player to hit seven-figures.

Chips Count
Dani "supernova9" Stern 1,136,693 351,378
"tonkaaaa" 512,175 -367,041

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