Money Bubble Doesn't Burst
Rick Salomon leads going into final day.
The remaining nine players gathered around one table with only eight of them set to make the money. There were two short-stacks so the possibility existed for a quick end.
Paul Newey had the smallest stack but he found a perfect spot to add chips on just the third hand of play when he picked up A♠ A♥ and four-bet shoved. It was less than a min-raise and Tobias Reinkemeier called with Q♠ Q♥.
There was no sweat on the board and UK businessman had a double to stay alive.
Next on the short list was Scott Seiver who ended up all-in with K♠ Q♠ against Daniel Negreanu’s 6♠ 5♠. Negreanu paired on the flop but Seiver added an open-ended straight draw on the turn before getting the Q♥ on the river for his double.
Two big pots in 13 hands and play settled down. The level ended and tournament staff informed the players they would bag their chips. After just 30 hands they were told to return on Day 3 to play out the bubble.
The players were unhappy with the decision but were eventually overruled by the WSOP staff.
Nine players will return with only eight of them in line to cash in the tournament. Rick Salomon will be their leader and Newey will come back with less than 10 big blinds.
- Chip Counts per WSOP.com
Rick Salomon - 23,575,000
Tobias Reinkemeier - 22,825,000
Daniel Colman - 22,625,000
Daniel Negreanu - 20,700,000
Cary Katz - 9,125,000
Scott Seiver - 8,250,000
Tom Hall - 7,775,000
Christop Vogelsang - 7,075,000
Paul Newey - 4,050,000
Incredible day, on the bubble, resume tomorrow with 6 BBs!!!!!— PAUL NEWEY (@TOPDOLLARMAN) July 1, 2014
I'm on stone bubble at the FT of 1drop at 3pm tomorrow. I would love the loudest rail possible— Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) July 1, 2014
End day 2 of One Drop on the bubble with 9 left. I chipped up to 20.7 mill, avg is 14 mill playing 300k-600k blinds. Feeling great.— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 1, 2014
Playing @Nam_Le poker. Card dead for hours. Back again tomorrow for play to the money. Patience— Tom Hall (@hongkongtom888) July 1, 2014