James Dempsey is doing some big work early on. We just walked over to his table and noticed a massive stack in front of the British WPT and WSOP champion. Dempsey was involved in a hand with Grant Levy, and we only caught the end of it.
The board read as both players checked, and the river was the . Levy thew out 7,300 and got called by Dempsey right away. The Australian showed for a rivered flush and Dempsey mucked his cards. Levy profited from this hand but earlier on Dempsey took down the big one.
We asked about what went down and Dempsey told us the following. In a huge pre flop all-in Dempsey showed pocket aces against Thomas Muhlocker who was holding ace-king. The pot was around 190,000 and Dempsey's hand held up. He is now our chip leader with a massive 275 big blinds.