Event 1 Flight H: Double the Bubble Eliminations; 71 Players Survive

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Level 17: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Flight H Players Remaining: 71 of 722

The field got down to 73 players as Level 16 ended and they took a 15-minute break. When they returned, they would continue playing hand-for-hand until one more player was eliminated.

In that first hand, there were two all-in-and-call situations at neighboring tables, but nobody revealed their cards until all the other tables completed their action.

At Table 29, the small blind was all in for 72,000 with AsKd, and he needed to improve to stay alive against Bruce Snell’s 8s8h in middle position.

The board came 9s5c2d3cJs, and the pocket eights held up for Snell to win the pot and eliminate the player in the small blind.

Bruce Snell  –  328,000

At Table 30, the player on the button had moved all in for 78,000, and William Rincon tanked for a while in the big blind before he called with a slightly larger stack.

When all other tables completed their action, the player on the button showed 9s8s, and he needed to improve to stay alive against Rincon’s 7h7c.

The board came 7s7d6dAsJs — the player on the button rivered a spade flush, but it was too little, too late, as Rincon had flopped quad sevens. The short-stacked player was eliminated.

William Rincon  –  195,000

Since both tables lost a player, only 71 players will advance from this flight.