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James Dempsey Claims the First KO
Level 1: 100-200, ante
Just a few minutes after Curt Kohlberg took a chunk out of his tablemates stack, James Dempsey got the rest of it. According to Dempsey, he opened to 700 and the player raised to 1,750 on the button. Dempsey called and the two went heads up to a flop of 9-4-3.
Dempsey checked, the other player bet 5,500, and Dempsey check-raised to 14,000. The other player quickly reraised all-in for around 60,000 total.
Dempsey called and tabled 3-3 for bottom set. The other player turned over 2-4 for middle pair. The board paired with a 9 on the turn, giving the player some outs to a bigger full house, but Dempsey improved to quad threes on the river to take the pot, bust the player, and claim the early chip lead.
James Dempsey - 155,000
12:53 PM, 05/19/12