Tournament officials have just announced that the remaining players will play Level 20 and then take a dinner break. This will happen whether or not the bubble still looms.
Hao Le put in a raise preflop from under the gun and was called by David "ODB" Baker in the cutoff. Le proceeded to fire out 40,000 on the flop, Baker called, and the appeared on the turn.
This time Le checked, opening the door for Baker to slide out a big stack of pink T5,000 chips, enough to cover his opponent. Le made a quick call and the cards were tabled:
Baker had flopped trips, but Le hit a two-outer on the turn to fill up. The river was no help to Baker, and Le doubled on the bubble.
|David ODB Baker||150,000||-220,000|
Sam Stein opened for 13,000 and Eugene Katchalov raised to 27,000. Stein called and the flop came . Stein check-called 30,000 and the turn came . Stein check-called a second time, this time to a tune of 42,000. The river came and both players checked.
Stein tabled , Katchalov mucked and the bubble dragged on.
A short-stacked Mitch Schock moved all in under the gun for 62,000 and cleared the field to Mark Bonsack in the small blind. He thought for a solid two minutes before folding, and Nikolas Stone made the call from the big blind.
Bonsack seemed upset and indicated he had folded a pair, but it turned out to be for the best as the flop came down . The turn and flop meant it was a chop, and the already lengthy bubble.
The post-break action seems to be right where it was last level . . . very tight. It's been a lengthy bubble, and based upon the stacks (the short stack still has 15 big blinds or so), it could be quiet awhile. With that said, the clock is running, so it's only a matter of time before someone earns the unfortunate distinction of the WSOP National Championship bubble boy (or girl).
|David ODB Baker||370,000||-10,000|
Cards are back in the air following the break. We are still on the money bubble and playing hand-for-hand. They have spent approximately 80 minutes of hand-for-hand play.