SugarRush (Day 2): 9th Place – Mike Marquad ($2,451)

Level 28 (50,000/100,000/15,000)
Total SugarRush Challenge Entries: 578
Players Remaining: 8
Chip Average: 1,910,000

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9th Place: Mike Marquad ($2,451)

Plenty of records have been set in the relatively short history of the SugarRush Challenge, but a new one has likely been set tonight. In what was over three full levels of final table play, there was not a single elimination until Mike Marquad hit the rail a short while ago.

Joe Del Grosso did the deed to Marquad in fairly brutal fashion to leave Marquad with a pile of crumbs left in front of him. Del Grosso moved all-in for 895,000 from early position and Marquad called from the button. Del Grosso would need serious help with Q♣9♣ against the A♣A of Marquad.

Del Grosso may have been behind when the chips went in but in a full 180-degree turn, he took the lead after flopping a straight on the J10♣8♠ runout. Marquad needed running outs to catch up but was drawing dead after the turn.

Marquad hit the rail a few hands later and it will be interesting to see if a line of payouts form behind him as the average stack is still below 20 big blinds.

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