Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Carpenter Building a Tower

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We've got another player crossing the 300,000-chip mark in style, and it's Tom Carpenter (who sounds like a Brit, in our estimation). We just watched Carpenter call a preflop raise to 2,300 from the big blind, and he check-called another 3,000 after the {9-Clubs} {5-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} flop. The {5-Spades} on the turn was Carpenter's cue to take the betting lead, and he made it 7,500 to go. His opponent called, and he'd call another 14,000-chip bet after the {J-Hearts} river.

At showdown, Carpenter's {4-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} gave him the winning trip fives, and he's charging through this Day 2, working his stack up into the expensive section. He's got 332,000 now, and that might just pip him into the overall lead for the moment.

Tagovi: Tom Carpenter