Richard Mari is now up to about 121,000 in chips after winning hands like this last one:
On a flop of , Richard bet 2,000 and was re-raised to 12,000. Not content with calling, he made it 20,000 and his opponent responded by going all-in. Richard obliged and called:
Richard had flopped a straight and his opponent would need another nine or a pair on the board to overtake him.
That didn't happen on the turn and river, giving Richard all the chips in the pot and putting him in serious contention with Day 1B about three-quarters done.