Four ways to the flop, Aaron Mermelstein had checked and James Park bet 100,000 with a short stack behind. Duarte Baptista raised to 400,000 and Robert Cowen flat-called, which got rid of Mermelstein and Park.
Both remaining players checked the turn and Baptista check-folded the river when facing a bet by Cowen, who splashed in several T-100,000 chips.
Dash Dudley raised it up from the cutoff and Ap Garza three-bet the pot on the button. The blinds folded and Dudley shoved all in. Garza called off his stack of around 700,000 and the cards were tabled.
The flop came to give Dudley a pair of queens but Garza was still out front with a pair of kings. The on the turn narrowed Dudley's outs but the still came on the river to send Garza home in 16th place.
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For around 45 minutes, Andjelko Andrejevic as one of the shorter stacks had been trolling that they would be in the money and Scott Seiver joined in, which at some point even managed to confuse Ben Lamb.
As it happened to be, Andrejevic was then the player to end up all-in and at risk on the stone cold bubble.
Dash Dudley raised to 150,000 in the small blind and Andrejevic pushed in the big blind for 350,000, which Dudley called.
Andrejevic started clapping already with a smile on the face and Seiver joined in while adding "he doesn't even have a suit".
The flop was devastating for Andrejevic, as Dudley had made aces full. Running kings or a joker in the deck were required for Andrejevic to survive but the miracle never came on the turn and river to let the bubble burst.
With a little over 500,000 in the middle and the board reading , Jared Bleznick counted out a bet of 200,000. Aaron Mermelstein went into the tank for a minute before finally releasing his cards to the muck.
Bleznick whipped over , showing nothing among those three cards.
"Nobody shows three without having it," Mermelstein pointed out.
"I swear, I did not have a ten," Bleznick pointed out. He was not in the blinds either.
Just before the tournament went into hand-for-hand mode on the bubble, Aaron Mermelstein bet the river for 225,000 in the small blind. Joni Jouhkimainen raised to 875,000 and Mermelstein mucked his cards with plenty of frustration.
During the first five hands on the bubble, nothing much happened. Chance Kornuth got through with a three-bet against Robert Cowen to chip up some.
On the same table, Aaron Katz won two pots of which one went into showdown when Cowen opened to 125,000. On the flop, Katz check-called for 150,000 and they checked the turn as well as the river. Katz' were good enough to win the pot, as Cowen mucked.
During the same hand one table over, Michael Heritsch opened to 125,000 on the button and Dash Dudley came along in the big blind. The flop was checked by both and Dudley bet the turn for 130,000, earning a call from Heritsch.
After the river, Dudley checked and subsequently folded when Heritsch bet 275,000. "Quads for sure," Ben Lamb guessed and Heritsch replied "ace ace deuce" while raking in the pot.
Michael Heritsch raised the pot to 175,000 in middle position and Isaac Kempton re-raised to 600,000 on the button. Heritsch thought for nearly two minutes before finally shoving all in and Kempton called off the rest of his 150,000 chips.
The flop came which left Heritsch in the lead with the superior kicker. However, Kempton picked up a straight draw, flush draw, and had three live cards to hit. It was the on the turn and the on the river that bricked everything for Kempton.