Super High Roller: Arthur Conan Doubles Thru Seth Davies To Take the Lead

$50,000 Super High Roller
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 42

Arthur Conan
Arthur Conan

Seth Davies min-raised from UTG/cutoff to 60,000, and Arthur Conan called from the button.

The flop came 9s8c6h, Davies bet 110,000, and Conan called. The turn card was the 4h, Davies bet 260,000, and Conan tanked for a while before he called.

The river card was the 7c, Davies moved all in, and Conan called all in for 640,000. Davies showed 9h9c for a flopped set of nines, but Conan turned over Qh10h for a rivered ten-high straight to win the pot.

About an hour ago, Arthur Conan had been down to a single big blind — and now he’s the chipleader.

Arthur Conan  –  2,215,000  (74 bb)
Seth Davies  –  870,000  (29 bb)

A few minutes later, the players agree to take a five-minute bathroom break near the end of the level. Here are the official chip counts:

Seat 1.  Arthur Conan  –  2,290,000  (76 bb)
Seat 2.  Sam Soverel  –  710,000  (24 bb)
Seat 3.  Chris Brewer  –  1,280,000  (43 bb)
Seat 4.  Seth Davies  –  970,000  (32 bb)

With four players remaining from a field of 42, the average chip stack is about 1.31 million (44 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $203,700.