$1,300 Texas State $1M GTD Main Event

Moneymaker's Aces Cracked on the Bubble

jeffmcmillan • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
James Duke Collects the Pot

James Duke moved all in preflop over a raise from Jimmy Tong and a three-bet from Chris Moneymaker. Tong folded after a moment and Moneymaker snap called.

Duke's tournament life was on the line on the stone bubble and in big trouble as he held the {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} against the {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} of Moneymaker.

The flop however was bad news for Moneymaker as it came down {q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. The turn was the {5-Spades} and the river came the {3-Hearts} to keep Duke alive and the bubble going while Moneymaker was knocked short.

Player Chips Progress
James Duke us
James Duke
us 524,000 381,000
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
us 125,000 -98,000

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