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Visionary on wrong side of WSOP bubble!

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    Last Updated: June 30, 2012

    The Visionary found out this week what it was like to be on the wrong side of the bubble in a WSOP event and it was not the sort of thing he’d like to get used to. The scene of his torture was Event#47 – Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, $1.5k buy-in.
    Sitting in his seat for 5 minutes knowing he had busted, but just waiting on whether he was the 118th or the 117th player to leave the tournament and have the unfortunate tag of ‘Bubble Boy’ was a pretty demoralising position to be in and one that he definitely wouldn’t mind seeing the back of . Unfortunately for him he was told that he had finished in 118th place to miss the money by one spot………but ‘at least he got his name in the paper’:

    6/27/2012 2:43:41 PM PST (about 2 days and 12 hours ago)

    Mcfayden Bubbles

    We were keeping an eye on Terrence Chan, down to just 800 and folding his hand under the gun, when the table folded around to Steve Jelinek in the small blind who raised. Neil McFayden, sitting to Chan’s right in the big blind, then reraised all in for around 16,000, and after some thought Jelinek called.

    Jelinek had 8 7 5 2 and McFayden A A 9 6. The board ran out 8 A 4 6 Q. It took McFayden a moment to recognize that his set of aces had been beaten by Jelinek’s straight, and with no low McFayden had been scooped.

    McFayden then had to wait for the other tables to finish, hoping someone else short-stacked than he busted on this hand. But unfortunately for him no one did, meaning Chan and 116 others had made the cash.

    Steve Jelinek 48,000 15,600

    Terrence Chan 800 0

    Neil Mcfayden 0 -26,900

    Hopefully the rest of the series can be somewhat kinder to Mcfayden and he will be hoping for repeats of his deep runs in the Main Event in the last two years! Watch this space for updates on all the Allies’ progress in Vegas…….

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