Event 21 Flight E: Rafael Valecilles Knocks Out a Player to Burst the Money Bubble

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  89 of 882

Rafael Valecilles
Rafael Valecilles

There were no all-in-and-call situations during the first two hands of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble.

In Hand #3, Christy Whitehurst raised from the cutoff to 20,000, the player in the small blind reraised to 79,000, and Rafael Valecilles moved all in from the big blind for 168,000.

Whitehurst thought for a bit before she folded, and the small blind called all in for 107,000 with 10s10c.

Valecilles turned over QhQd, and the small blind needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came KhKc3d6sAs, and the pocket queens held up for Valecilles to win the pot and eliminate his opponent to burst the Money Bubble.

Rafael Valecilles  –  303,000  (38 bb)

The remaining 89 players are bagging and tagging their chips for Day 2, which begins tomorrow (Sunday) at 1:00 pm.