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Heinecker Eliminated as Bubble Boy

Niklas Heinecker - Bubble Boy

Niklas "ragen70" Heinecker entered the money bubble as an extreme short stack, and everyone knew it wouldn't be long before he had to make a move.

It happened when he opened for 40,000 under the gun and was met with a three-bet to 70,000 by Masa Kagawa in the small blind. After the big blind folded, Heinecker opted to just call the additional 30,000 and leave himself 24,000 behind. Kagawa proceeded to bet the {K-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{8-Spades} and Heinecker committed his remaining chips while saying, "That's good enough for me."

Masa: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}
Heinecker: {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Neither player had hit the flop directly, though Heinecker picked up an open-ended straight draw. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Heinecker had a 34.54% chance of survival on the flop, but that dropped to 22.73% when the useless {2-Hearts} turned. Heinecker was on his feet as the dealer burned one last time and put out the {4-Clubs}. The German online star missed and took his leave in fifth place after shaking hands with the remaining four player, who're each guaranteed at least $237,000.

Player Chips Progress
Masa Kagawa
Masa Kagawa
1,000,000 100,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 540,000 -60,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 387,000 -8,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 185,000 -65,000
Niklas Heinecker de
Niklas Heinecker
de Busted

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