RG NKC MAIN EVENT (DAY 2): CARPENTER BUSTS, KOVAC LEADS

Level 14 (2000/4000/4000)
Total Entrants: 391
Players remaining: 50
Chip average: 156,400

Cash Carpenter just busted and came by the media table to recount the hand for us. Carpenter opened for 11,000 with A♦J♦. Nihad Kovac called and everyone else folded.

The flop came 7x7♦2♦. Kovac checked and Carpenter bet 12,000 with his overcards and flush draw. The turn brought an off-suit 6x. Kovac checked again and Carpenter moved all-in for around 150,000. Kovac called and turned over Tx7x for trip sevens.

The river filled up Kovac when a Tx hit the felt, sending Carpenter to the rail. This pot has propelled Kovac into the chip lead in the tournament.

Nihad Kovac - 556,000
Cash Carpenter - Eliminated