Event 26: Sebastian Medina Doubles on the Money Bubble

$600 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining:  56 of 330

Sebastian Medina
Sebastian Medina

During Hand #3 of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, the player in the cutoff raised to 6,000, and Sebastian Medina moved all in from the small blind for 34,500.

The player in the cutoff asked for an exact count and started talking while he was in the tank.

“I don’t have much,” said the cutoff, “but I don’t believe you.”

They talked a bit more, and then the cutoff said, “Now you’re trying to talk me into calling, which means you might talk me into folding.”

After that, it was quiet, but eventually, the cutoff called with As9h. Medina turned over 8h8c, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9s8d3h6cKd, and Medina flopped a set of eights to win the pot and double up in chips.

Sebastian Medina  –  75,000  (25 bb)

With 56 players remaining from a field of 330, the average chip stack is about 118,000 (39 big blinds). The final 55 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $795 each.