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Alsup Eliminates Sell Before Break; Short Stacks and Eliminations Nearing Bubble

HillKerby • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Rich Alsup

Players are on their first 10-minute break of the day to color up the T500 chips.

Just before break, Rich Alsup was on the button and raised to 10,500 after action was folded to him. Jason Sell three-bet all in from the big blind for 54,000. Alsup thought for a while and then called.

Jason Sell: {a-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Rich Alsup: {q-Spades}{k-Hearts}

Alsup was all over the flop {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, but the turn {a-Hearts} put Sell back in front and in position to double. The river {k-Diamonds} turned the tides once more, however, and Sell found himself with the second-best hand and no more chips, resulting in his elimination from the tournament.

Brad Berman was also eliminated right before break, ending his campaign at a third Main Event title and missing an opportunity at eclipsing $1,000,000 in lifetime earnings.

Aside from that, play has been trending towards a slower pace as the tournament is just four eliminations away from the money. Here are a few short stacks with the bubble approaching.

Player Chips Progress
Rich Alsup us
Rich Alsup
us 236,000 85,500
Bob Van Syckle us
Bob Van Syckle
us 64,500 -42,000
Robert Mitchell us
Robert Mitchell
us 44,000 -98,500
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 41,500 -14,500
Paul Kelly us
Paul Kelly
us 38,500 -67,000
Matt Williams us
Matt Williams
us Busted
Jeffrey Radigan US
Jeffrey Radigan
US Busted
Brad Berman US
Brad Berman
US Busted
Jason Sell us
Jason Sell
us Busted

Tags: Brad BermanJason SellRich Alsup