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Players are now on a one-hour dinner break.
Hao Le opened for 25,000 and Justin Gardenhire raised to 52,000 behind him. The blinds released and Le called.
The flop came , Le moved all in and Gardenhire called.
The board completed and Le was eliminated.
|Hao Le||Välja kukkunud|
|6||David “ODB” Baker||265,000|
Jonathan Sorscher was eliminated by Amanda Musumeci. Sorscher held pocket jacks and Musumeci held .
The flop came and Sorscher never improved and hit the rail in 17th place.
|Jonathan Sorscher||Välja kukkunud|
Drazen Ilich got his stack of 122,000 all in preflop and was at risk against Nikolas Stone.
The board held no surprises as it ran out and Ilich doubled through Stone.
Allen Kessler got his short stack all in preflop against Yung Hwang.
The board ran and Kessler was eliminated.
|Allen Kessler||Välja kukkunud|
After two and a half hours of hand-for-hand play, the bubble has finally burst. It happened when Matt Keikoan raised to 18,000 from the hijack and Mitch Schock moved all in from the big blind for 34,000 total. Keikoan made the call and the cards were turned up:
"Queen's coming," Keikoan said with a smile as the table waited for the cameras to get into position. There was a lot on the line, which was reflected on Schock's face when he closed his eyes and awaited the flop . . . .
A visible rush of disappoint came over Schock as Keikoan had paired his queen to take the lead. Schock would need the last six in the deck to stay alive, but it was not meant to be as the appeared on the turn followed by the river. With that, Schock finished as the 2012 WSOP National Championship bubble boy while the remaining 18 players are guaranteed $22,278.
|Mitch Schock||Välja kukkunud|
Action folded to Jonathan Sorscher on the button and he moved all in for 58,000. Allen Kessler made a quick called from the small blind, and after the big got out of the way, the cards were turned up.
Sorscher was in about a bad a spot as he could be, but that changed on the flop when he paired his king and picked up a flush draw to boot. Just like that Kessler was drawing to two outs, which would come as the appeared on the turn followed by the on the river.
With that, Sorscher doubles and the bubble continues.