Event 25: Michael Newman Survives the Bubble with One Big Blind; Could It Be the Start of a Comeback?

$150 Holiday Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  35 of 312

Michael Newman
Michael Newman dropped in his 7,000 as he moved all in after the Money Bubble burst.

Michael Newman was down to 7,000 when the Money Bubble began, and he would have been forced all in from the big blind on Hand #4.

But as it happened, somebody at another table was eliminated in Hand #1, and Newman survived the Money Bubble to make it into the money.

The first hand after the bubble, Newman got it all in from middle position against two other players, and they checked all the way down on a board of AcQh4cQsKs.

UTG+1:  5h5c  (two pair, queens and fives)
Big Blind:  As6c  (two pair, aces and queens)
Michael Newman:  Ah7d  (two pair, aces and queens)

With the king on the board, neither kicker played, so Newman and the big blind chopped the pot between them.

Michael Newman  –  15,000  (3 bb)

The next hand, the under-the-gun player limped for 6,000, and Newman moved all in from UTG+1 for 15,000. A player in middle position called, as did the UTG player.

The two players checked all the way down on a board of KhQc10d6s9h, and all three players turned over their cards.

UTG:  3d3c  (pair of threes)
Middle Position:  Ad8d  (ace high)
Michael Newman:  JhJd  (pair of jacks)

Newman woke up with a surprisingly strong hand, and his jacks held up for him to win the pot and triple up in chips.

Michael Newman  –  54,000  (9 bb)

A few minutes later, Newman appeared to have doubled up again, as he had more than 100K in chips. He lost a bit of it after that, but when Level 18 began with blinds of 4,000-8,000, he had about 105,000 in his stack.

Michael Newman  –  105,000  (13 bb)

With 35 players remaining from a field of 312, the average chip stack is around 178,000 (22 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $245 each.

Michael Newman
Michael Newman sitting with about 105,000 in chips.