Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Ryan Pochedly Bubbles the 2019 WSOP Main Event

will_shill • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Tournament officials announced that dealers should hold up at the end of their hand in order to start hand-for-hand play on the direct money bubble.

One of the hands that was still in progress during this period resulted in Ryan Pochedly standing up looking decidedly dejected. He had been eliminated from the Main Event at the hands of Julian Pineda.

 Ryan Pochedly
Ryan Pochedly

Pineda filled us in on the details and explained that Pochedly had opened to 14,000 from under the gun and Colombian player Pineda had three-bet to 42,000. Pochedly called and checked the {7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop to his opponent who bet 18,000.

Pochedly called and the turn {k-Diamonds} was checked by both players. The river was the {7-Clubs}. Pochedly checked for the third time and Pineda moved all in.

According to Pineda, Pochedly had around 300,000 in chips behind and called it off with {a-}{k-} for two pair only to be met by the {6-Spades}{7-Spades} of Pineda for rivered trips.

After a short period of clarification by the WSOP tournament officials, Pochedly was announced as the bubble boy in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, receiving entry to the 2020 Main Event from Jack Effel as a consolation prize.

Ryan Pochedly
Ryan Pochedly

Players are now bagging up at the end of Day 3.

Player Chips Progress
Julian Pineda co
Julian Pineda
co 1,400,000 1,082,200
Ryan Pochedly us
Ryan Pochedly
us Busted

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