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Event 5: Bubble Bursts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 108 of 1,804
Average Stack: 167,000 (21 bb)

Kenneth Watson (Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Kenneth Watson (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

In the third hand of bubble action, a player in early position opened to 18,000, and Kenneth Watson three-bet shoved for about 120,000 a few seats over. The original raiser called all in for 83,000 total, putting himself at risk.

Watson: AcKs
Opponent: AdQc

The board ran out Kc5d4c2c9h, and Watson’s pair of kings earned him the knockout, eliminating his opponent on the direct money bubble.

That reduced the field to 108 players, and they’re now all in the money. Everyone left is guaranteed to earn at least $346 this evening, with a top prize of nearly $50,000 awaiting the eventual winner.

Kenneth Watson – 220,000 (28 bb)