Event 17: Nearing the Money Bubble with 22 Left

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining:  22 of 149

Brock Wilson
Brock Wilson

A player in middle position was all in preflop against Brock Wilson (UTG+1) and the under-the-gun player.

The flop came Qd5s5h, the UTG player checked, Wilson bet, and the UTG player folded.

The short stack turned over 10s10c, but he needed to improve to stay alive against Wilson’s AhAd.

The turn card was the Ks, the river card was the 8c, and the pocket aces held up for Wilson to win the pot and eliminate his opponent.

Brock Wilson  –  210,000  (53 bb)

Michael Tureniec
Michael Tureniec

A few minutes later, Justin Zaki moved all in from the hijack for 27,000, and Michael Tureniec moved all in over the top from the cutoff for 31,000. Everyone else folded.

Zaki turned over Jc10s, but he was dominated by Tureniec’s JsJh.

The board came 9h7d6h7c2s — Zaki flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Tureniec won the pot with his pocket jacks to eliminate Zaki from the tournament.

With 22 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 135,000 (34 big blinds). They are near the Money Bubble, with the final 19 players guaranteed at least $4,470 each.

Here are some updated chip stacks and eliminations:

Ian O’Hara  –  255,000  (64 bb)
Victor Figueroa  –  215,000  (54 bb)
Paul Balzano  –  205,000  (51 bb)
Dominique Mosley  –  150,000  (38 bb)
Jeffrey Lehouillier  –  145,000  (36 bb)
Jimmy Dang  –  138,000  (35 bb)
Robert Cahill  –  130,000  (33 bb)
Joe McKeehen  –  115,000  (29 bb)
Chad Eveslage  –  63,000  (16 bb)
Vadim Shlez  –  50,000  (13 bb)
Jerry Wong  –  47,000  (12 bb)
Nadya Magnus  –  42,000  (11 bb)
Vladislav Varlashin  –  26,000  (7 bb)

Brian Altman  –  Eliminated
Darren Elias  –  Eliminated
Faraz Jaka  –  Eliminated
Ping Liu  –  Eliminated
Ali Imsirovic  –  Eliminated
Raminder Singh  –  Eliminated
Jake Schwartz  –  Eliminated