Event 1 Flight B: Frankie Flowers Knocks Out Two to Burst the Bubble

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Level 17: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining: 41 of 417

Frankie Flowers
Frankie Flowers

With 43 players remaining, and only 41 advancing to Day 2 to reach the money, the field needed to lose one more player to begin hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, and two players to end the day.

Level 16 had come to an end, with a 15-minute break scheduled, but there was already a three-way hand in progress that developed into a three-way all-in situation.

After a flop of [6x][4x][2x] with two diamonds, the three players got it all in and turned over their hands:

Frankie Flowers:  [Qd][10d] (flush draw, two overcards)
Eli Levy:  [Jh][6h] (top pair)
Third Player:  [8x][8x] (overpair)

The turn card was a [3x], but the river card was the [Jd] to complete the flush for Flowers, giving him the chip lead and eliminating both of his opponents.

The remaining 41 players collectively cheered as they had burst the Money Bubble and ended the day without any hand-for-hand play, just moments away from a 15-minute break.