Level 21 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total SugarRush Challenge Entries: 735
Players Remaining: 31
Chip Average: 675,000
There are many different ways to accumulate chips in a large fashion but cracking aces never goes out of style, as Michael Marder can attest to. Marder took advantage of a free flop to snap the blades of Steve Falchetta and is the new chip leader of the SugarRush Challenge.
Falchetta limped from under the gun with A♣A♥ and Marder checked his option with K♦2♥ to see a K♣4♥2♠ flop. Marder checked and Falchetta bet 70,000. Marder check-raised Falchetta all-in for about 220,000 more and Falchetta called to see the bad news.
As he lamented his fate, Falchetta was still fairly live to double up but the K♠ turn left him needing a river ace. Marder faded the the two-outer and is now up to 1,300,000, putting him a few hundred thousand ahead of Andrew Carnevale only a few players from the three table redraw.