Michael Lipman Suffers a Setback – Still Has a Massive Stack

The button raised to 3,500 and the small blind called preflop. Michael Lipman reraised to 13,000 on the big blind. The button reraised all in for 16,800 more and the small blind called all in. Lipman called to cover both of them and the three players flipped over their cards.

Button: KdQc
Lipman: 9s9c
Small Blind: 8d7d

Board: QsJh10h10s5d

The button won the hand to effectively triple up and Lipman took a hit, although he is still in the chip lead for notable players with 228,000.

Lipman Takes One Out

Blinds: 600/1,200
Ante: 100

After two players in early position limped in, Michael Lipman raised to 6,000 from middle position. The player in the hijack called, the UTG+1 player folded, and the UTG+2 player called to see a KhQh3d flop.

A check from the player in early position led to a bet of 20,000 from Lipman. The player in the hijack folded after about 60 seconds in the tank, leading to the early-position player raising all in for about 50,000. Lipman called with 3s3h for bottom set, ahead of his opponent’s Kc3c for two pair.

The 5d turn and 7d river were safe for Lipman, upping his stack to roughly 270,000 and increasing his lead on the field.

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