Event 2: Donald Maloney Survives as the Short Stack on the Money Bubbles

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 17:  6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  16 of 116

Donald Maloney
Donald Maloney

During the last break before the Money Bubble, there were 18 players remaining, and Donald Maloney had just 9,000 in chips with limits of 5,000-10,000.

Donald Maloney  –  9,000  (1 BB)

Maloney survived long enough to see two other players bust, and then he was just one bustout away from making the money.

Early in the Money Bubble, Maloney scooped a pot to give himself a bit more of a cushion, but he was still the shortest stack in the field, and the other short stacks appeared to be waiting him out.

The Money Bubble lasted a surprisingly long time, and Maloney eventually folded his blinds to drop down to just 6,000 in chips — a single big blind.

Donald Maloney  –  6,000  (0.5 BB)

A few hands later, Maloney got it all in preflop from the hijack against two other players who checked down the rest of the board.

Board:  Qc8s2sAhJs

Maloney showed AdKc10c4c to win the pot with an ace-high straight. Nobody made a qualifying low, so Maloney scooped the three-way pot to triple up to 18,000 in chips.

Donald Maloney  –  18,000  (1.5 BB)

Spoiler Alert — The Bubble has already burst (post coming soon), and Maloney made it into the money.