SugarRush (Day 2):14th & 15th Place – Prateek Chandra and Kim Mercer ($1,849)

Level 24 (20,000/40,000/5,000)
Total SugarRush Challenge Entries: 634
Players Remaining: 13
Chip Average: 1,360,000

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Prateek Chandra (Norristown, PA)

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Kim Mercer (Sicklerville, NJ)

Kevin Grabel hit a bit of a downswing last level but he has since rebounded to move over 3,000,000 after eliminating two players in one orbit.

The first of Grabel’s victims was Kim Mercer who called all-in in a difficult spot against the aggressive Grabel. Mercer had opened to 85,000 from early position and Grabel called from the small blind. Following the 54♠2♣ flop, Grabel checked to Mercer who bet 110,000. Grabel followed up with a raise to 304,000. Mercer thought for a few moments and then moved all-in for about 980,000 total. Grabel snap-called, revealing A♣3♠ for the wheel against Mercer’s 8♣8. Mercer didn’t improve on the turn and then hit the rail.

Prateek Chandra was the next to go when he got his last 450,000 in with 88♠ against Grabel’s AQ. The A6♠2 flop surged Grabel ahead and he held on to send Chandra out.

Grabel is now oat 3,200,000 and is the chip leader by about 800,000 over Greg Fishberg and Charles Bailey.

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