2014 World Series of Poker

Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 2

Bubble Boy Bond

Level 13 : 800-1,600, 200 ante

Justin Bond was sitting in middle position and raised preflop. Sebastian Saffari three-bet from the small blind and Bond pushed all in. Saffari made a quick call and Bond was at risk to become the bubble boy.

Before the pocket cards were flipped over and a board ran out, the players waited for an excruciating five minutes while other tables finished up the hand-for-hand play. The two other all-in tables resulted in double ups, leaving just Bond and Saffari to face off.

Bond: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Saffari: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

Bond was in need of some help with his two black jacks against the two red queens of Saffari. The flop was spread out {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, giving him the chance to catch up with a straight if he could find a seven or a queen.

The turn was the {2-Clubs}, and Saffari held on to his lead. The river was the {5-Clubs} and Bond's fate was sealed. He exited this event as the bubble boy, and the remaining 198 players are now in the money.

Player Chips Progress
Sebastian Saffari GB
Sebastian Saffari
105,500 26,800
Justin Bond us
Justin Bond

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