Buck Bucceri got it all in from the small blind for 610,000 with , and needed to improve to stay alive against the of Mark McGarity in the big blind.
The board came , and Bucceri flopped a pair of kings to McGarity’s jack-high flush draw, with Bucceri rivering trip kings to win the pot and double up in chips.
Buck Bucceri – 1,260,000 (32 bb)
Mark McGarity – 1,545,000 (39 bb)
A few minutes later, McGarity raised from the button to 100,000, Bucceri raised from the big blind to 340,000, and McGarity moved all in for about 1,525,000.
Bucceri called all in for 1,220,000 with , and he needed to improve to stay alive against McGarity’s .
The board came , and Bucceri paired his ace on the turn to win the pot and double up again.
Buck Bucceri – 2,500,000 (63 bb)
Mark McGarity – 300,000 (8 bb)
With three players remaining from a field of 238, the average chip stack is around 1,585,000 (40 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $8,175 each.