Ray Rises to the Top
Ray Qartomy (Sugar Land, TX) is still the chip leader with nearly 1.4 million.
One of his big hands of the day came 10 spots from the money when he held Q♦ 10♦ and hit trip queens against pocket aces and pocket kings, who folded to Qartomy's all in. He more than doubles up to 260k and has been slow and steady ever since.
Qartomy owns a granite company in Texas and has more than $500,000 in career earnings.
Players are back from a 10 minute break as blinds are up to 8k/16k/2k ante with 38 players remaining with an average stack of 579k (36 BB).