In the second hand of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, Xavier Sitruk was all in from the small blind for 94,000 with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of the player in the cutoff.
The board came , and the pocket aces held up for Sitruk to win the pot and double up in chips.
Xavier Sitruk – 200,000 (33 bb)
In the third hand of hand-for-hand play, the player who lost the previous hand moved all in from the hijack for 33,000, and Donaldson Brown moved all in over the top for about 120,000 from the cutoff with . The short stack turned over , and he needed his pocket sevens to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Brown paired his king on the river to win the pot and knock out his opponent in 13th place on the Money Bubble.
Donaldson Brown – 165,000 (28 bb)
The remaining 12 players are in the money, guaranteed at least $2,445 each, and they will redraw for the final table when there are nine players left.