Event 67: Chipping Up Near The Bubble

Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee 

Level 16
Blinds: 1,500/3,000/500
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 120
Average Stack: 172,000

Less than two tables from the Event 67 money bubble, every pot becomes all the more important and two players below the chip average raked in a much-needed pot to better their chances at reaching the min-cash of $6,935.

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Will Jaffe managed to take down a multi-way pot and is pushing his way toward the chip average.

Picking up the action on a flop of A♠104, Jaffe checked from the small blind and David Malka checked in the big blind. Niall Farrell bet 8,500 from under the gun and his two opponents called. All three players checked the 8♣ turn and Jaffe bet 21,000 on the 8♠ river. Malka though momentarily and put in calling chips. Farrell folded and Jaffe showed 44♠ for a full house to take in the pot. Malka and Farrell are plenty healthy with Farrell among the chip leaders with 350,000. Jaffe chips up to 130,000.

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Ryan Phan put his short stack to the test but emerged unscathed to stay above 20 big blinds.

Paul Hoefer opened in early position to 7,000 and Phan three-bet to 16,000, leaving himself with 30,000 behind. Hoefer called and the two players managed to check down the full 7♣3♠36♠Q, with each decision taking at least 20 seconds.

Hoefer rolled over J♠10♠ but Phan’s A9 was enough to take the pot. A qualifier via satellite, Phan is close to fulfilling his initial investment of only $400. Hoefer is hanging in there with 165,000.

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