They are currently playing the seventh hand of hand-for-hand play. Several fortunate players have survived the bubble so far.
One of them was Tony Roberto, who was all in for 8,400 in the cutoff against John Cynn in middle position. While they were waiting for other tables to finish their hands, Cynn quietly told Roberto he had aces. When the tournament director came over, they tabled their hands.
The board ran out , and Roberto's queens were good for the double up.
In another hand, Kurt Fitzgerald was all in for 21,400 in the big blind and Paul Volpe had him at risk in the small blind.
The board came and with not much of a sweat, Fitzgerald doubled.
In the fifth hand, Jordy Colliot went all in for 20,500 under the gun and the button re-shoved. The blinds folded and Colliot was at risk, and behind.
The board came , and Colliot was drawing to a queen or a three or eight for a chop.
The river was the , putting two pair on the board, making it a chop. Colliot fist-pumped and let out a sigh of relief before sitting back down.
The tournament clock currently reads eight minutes, but the tournament director just announced that the bubble will burst tonight no matter what.