Event 16: Buck Bucceri Shoves the River Against Jeff Sauer to Take the Lead During the Money Bubble

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  31 of 238

Buck Bucceri
Buck Bucceri

In Hand #3 of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, two of the chipleaders saw a flop of Jc9h5s.

Buck Bucceri checked the big blind, Jeff Sauer bet 20,000 form the button, and Bucceri check-raised to 55,000. Sauer called.

The turn card was the Qs, Bucceri bet 100,000, and Sauer quickly called.

The river card was the 8s, and Bucceri moved all in for about 230,000. Sauer folded, and Bucceri took the pot — and a substantial chip lead.

Buck Bucceri  –  600,000  (100 bb)
Jeff Sauer  –  295,000  (49 bb)

With 31 players remaining from a field of 238, the average chip stack is around 154,000 (26 big blinds). The field is on the Money Bubble, with a min-cash of $550 for the final 30 players.