RG NKC Main Event (Day 2): Donaldson raises the river

Level 25 (25000/50000/5000)
Entrants: 423
Players remaining: 4
Average chips: 2,115,000

Charles Aron limps for 50,000 and Matt Donaldson (pictured) overlimps on the button. Sean Evans folds the small blind and Kristian Olsen checks her option. The dealer spreads a flop of 9♦5♥2♣. Olsen and Aron check and Donaldson bets 75,000. Olsen calls and Aron folds.

Heads up to the turn, the dealer puts the J♣ on the board. Olsen check-calls a bet of 200,000 by Donaldson.

The river brings the 4♣, putting a possible flush on board. Olsen takes the lead for the first time in the hand, betting out 350,000. Donaldson asks for the amount, then builds a stack of purple 25,000-denomination chips and slides the stack across the betting line. It looks to be 825,000.

Olsen doesn't ask for a count, just thinks it over for half a minute before surrendering her cards.

Matt Donaldson - 2,990,000
Kristian Olsen - 1,350,000


Mark Slatcher
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