Level 26 (30000/60000/10000)
Players remaining: 4
Average chips: 2,115,000
Matt Donaldson (pictured) has just doubled through Charles Aron twice in the span of three hands. In the first confrontation, Aron raised and Donaldson moved all in. Aron called.
Aron - A♣7♦
Donaldson - A♠2♦
The flop gave Donaldson a pair of deuces when it came T♣6♦2♣, leaving Aron three outs. The turn ended matters when the 2♠ hit the felt. The 9♦ was just a formality as Donaldson had secured a double-up.
In the second showdown, Donaldson opened from under-the-gun to 125,000. Aron three-bet to 325,000 and Donaldson shoved all-in. Aron quickly called and the cards were revealed.
Donaldson - K♠K♣
Aron - A♦Q♦
It's a cooler for a 4-handed table, with the advantage going to the kings. The board runs out with no ace for Aron: J♠8♣2♣J♦5♣.
With this pot, Donaldson takes the chip lead for the first time at this final table.
Matt Donaldson - 3,050,000
Charles Aron - 1,555,000