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The Bubble Has Burst! Alex Berger Out in 26th Place ($0)
Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Alex Berger moves all in under the gun for 62,000, and fellow short stack Kyle Bowker moves all in over the top from the cutoff for 67,500. Christopher Bonita thinks for a while in the big blind before he folds, later claiming he had ace-five.
Berger shows 1010, but Bowker turns over QQ. Berger will need to improve to stay alive, but with the two short stacks so close in chips, anything but a chop is likely to end the money bubble soon.
The board comes J8499, and Berger picks up an open-ended straight draw on the turn, but doesn't improve beyond that. Kyle Bowker wins the pot with his pocket queens to eliminate Alex Berger on the money bubble.
Kyle Bowker - 143,000 (23 bb)
Alex Berger - Bubbled in 26th Place ($0)
In total, the money bubble period lasted about 3 1/2 hours. There are 25 players remaining, and play will continue until the end of Level 20, with no dinner break.
03:51 PM, 10/31/10