We’ve been highly impressed by Ben Middleton’s performance in this tournament. Calm, unfazed and steadily accumulating, he is now contending the chip lead with Artur Yarovoy.
Of course a cooler or two along the way helps and he just picked up a chunk courtesy of holding Qc Qd at the same time Aziz Maged was dealt Jc Js.
The pair went to war preflop and Aziz let out a muted scream of frustration, finding his big pocket pair just pipped.
THe board ran out Kd Th 6d 7d 8h and another scalp had been taken by the increasingly-dangerous Middleton.
He’s now up to 890,000.