At the same time as Chino Rheem’s demise, another notable player exited. German high roller Rainer Kempe will not return from break as he too lost his chips right before the 15-minute pause of the tournament.
According to our colleagues on the ground, Kempe saw himself in a 1.9 million pot with the board reading . Kempe sat in the hijack and checked to Martin Arce who bet 675,000 in position. Kempe shoved for around 5 million and Arce called.
Kempe showed for the open-ended and Arce tabled . The on the river was a blank and Kempe hit the rail.