Main Event: Double Bubble KO

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 205 of 1,634

Skip McDonough (standing)

Tournament staff paused the clock with the field two away from the money to begin hand-for-hand play. Nothing exciting on the first hand but there were two all-ins called on the second.

On Table 6, Jeff Niedelman and Skip McDonough were in the blinds and McDonough had his last 144,000 in the middle at risk.

Niedelman: KdKc
McDonough: Ah7d

“It’s not even suited!” McDonough joked.

He had an over, missed the JhTh3s flop, and Niedelman improved on the Kh turn. Any heart or queen would save McDonough but the Ac sent him out on the bubble.

Jeff Niedelman – 510,000 (85 bb)
Skip McDonough – Eliminated

On Table 28, another battle of the blinds saw Matthew Smith heads up to the 7s6h4d flop. The small blind checked, Smith put her all-in for 53,000 and the bet was called.

Smith: Kh5c
Opponent: 8h8c

The eights were ahead but she needed to fade Smith’s open-ended straight draw and over card. The Qd turn changed nothing but the 3c river completed the straight to send two players out and put the rest of the field in the money.

Matthew Smith – 220,000 (37 bb)