Event 16: Mark McGarity Knocks Out a Player to Burst the Money Bubble

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  30 of 238

Mark McGarity
Mark McGarity

After 15 hands on the Money Bubble, the blinds increased to 4,000-8,000 with an 8,000 ante.

Two hands later, in Hand #17, the player in the cutoff got it all in for 17,000 with KhKd, and needed it to hold to stay alive against the Qd10d of Mark McGarity, who was UTG+1.

The board came 9c8h5sJs4s, and McGarity turned a queen-high straight to crack the kings, win the pot, eliminate his opponent, and burst the Money Bubble.

Mark McGarity  –  171,000  (21 bb)

The remaining 30 players are officially in the money, guaranteed at least $550 each.

With 30 players remaining from a field of 238, the average chip stack is around 159,000 (20 big blinds).