2022 888poker XL Winter Series
$5,300 Main Event

Hallaert Soft Bubbles; Markus Pohl Bubbles

mnuwwarah • Level 21: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Money bubble of the $5,300 Main Event

Kenny Hallaert opened under the gun and got three-bet to 1,050,000 by Filipe Oliveira on his left. Hallaert responded with an all-in shove worth 8,615,000. Oliveira thought a bit and called.

Kenny Hallaert: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Filipe Oliveira: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, inching the tournament closer to the money and onto the bubble.

A few hands later, a player opened under the gun and Roman Korenev shoved all in for about 3.3 million. Markus Pohl tanked awhile and then jammed as well on the button for around 2.2 million. After action was completed at other tables and the opener mucked, they revealed {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} and {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}.

The {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{6-Clubs} contained plenty of paint but not what Pohl needed. The {5-Diamonds} missed him as well, and with seemingly half of the players in the room crowded around the table, the {9-Spades} river confirmed the bubble was finished.

The tournament staff led Pohl away for his consolation prize: a Tudor watch.

Player Chips Progress
Filipe Oliveira pt
Filipe Oliveira
pt 21,000,000 13,985,000
Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
ru 6,000,000 6,000,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be Busted
Markus Pohl at
Markus Pohl
at Busted

Tags: Filipe OliveiraKenny HallaertMarkus PohlRoman Korenev