Craig Varnell moved all in from the cutoff for 55,000, and Jonathan Bussieres called from the big blind with . Varnell turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Varnell paired his eight on the flop and rivered trips to win the pot and double up in chips.
Craig Varnell – 130,000 (9 bb)
Jonathan Bussieres – 185,000 (12 bb)
Joe McKeehen moved all in from the button, and Jonathan Bussieres called all in from the small blind for 185,000 with . McKeehen turned over , and Bussieres needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Bussieres won the pot with his ace to double up in chips.
Jonathan Bussieres – 400,000 (27 bb)
Joe McKeehen – 525,000 (35 bb)
With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 310,000 (21 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $25,450.