Laurie Tournier has enjoyed a strong Level 14, gathering chips at a rapid pace and pushing out over 200,000 and into the chip lead. She just experienced a setback, however, in a couple of successive hands.
We caught up with the first one versus Lisa Santy on the turn with the board showing , a decent amount of chips already in the middle and 5,300 sitting in front of Tournier on the button. Santy then put out 15,300, Tournier raised all in, and Santy called for 62,200 total.
Tournier had — she'd turned a straight, plus picked up a king-high flush draw. But Santy had for the made flush. The river was the , and now Santy and Tournier are sitting with roughly even stacks.
Shortly after that hand, it was Erica Schoenberg's turn to double through Tournier, her outdrawing Tournier's when the board came .