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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Leong Pops Bubble, Event 1 "ITM"

Event 1 (Day 2)
Level 19 (3,000/6,000/1,000)
Total Entries: 332
Players Remaining: 36
Chip Average: 185,000
Chris Leong (New York, NY)
While we lost short stack Frank Liseno fairly early in this Day 2 restart, it took over an entire level to lose the next player as a few short stacks doubled up and some averaged stacked players used some well time aggression to chip up during the 40 or so minutes of bubble play.

Ryan Eriquezzo and Stephanie Hubbard were the biggest "gainers" on the bubble, each winning multiple pots and taking down some of the "dead money" that is always available as plenty of players tense up around the money. 

Just as we moved into Level 19, Chris Leong sent Event 1 into the money in a blind vs. blind encounter with Kwang Soo Lim. 

The action would fold around to Lim, who would shove all-in from the small blind with Leong snap calling in the big blind. 

It was a hand that played itself as the short stacked Lim had moved in for 60,000 and Leong would call, risking close to two-thirds of his stack to try to send Event 1 into the money. 

Leong held a massive advantage as well, [As][Kh] to Lim's [Ad][Qh]. 

The board would run out [4c][8d][10c][Jd][7s] and Leong would score the elimination and now sits with close to 140,000 and his hopes for a repeat Card Player Poker Tour Event 1 Championship are still alive. 

The remaining 36 players are now guaranteed a minimum cash of $1,331. 

Some notable updated chip counts are also listed below as there were a few players to both increase and decrease their stack size on the bubble:

Soukha Kachittavong - 540,000
Doug Lyford - 480,000
Marsel Backa - 330,000
Jeff Bleu - 320,000
Jonas Bendiks - 310,000
Nick Palma - 250,000
Steph Hubbard - 240,000
Ryan Eriquezzo - 210,000