The money bubble has burst on the WPTDeepStacks.
Shortly after returning from the latest break, the lengthy hand-for-hand play finally came to an end. Hand-for-hand play began with 88 players remaining-two spots away from the bubble – and continued for more 19 hands.
Everyone thought it would be over almost as quickly as it started, as there was a player who was all in for less than two big blinds early on, but he managed to win back-to-back hands when he was in the blinds and gather enough chips to survive a few more orbits.
In the end, it was Kristina Maria Litmola who fell victim to the bubble. She had blinded down to only a few chips early in hand-for-hand play and managed to win the first hand where she was at risk, but her luck ran out the second time around. With Litmola in the big blind without enough chips to cover the big blind and big blind ante, she had to go with any two cards. On her final hand, the player on the button, Matthew Wilkins, made a hefty opening raise to chase out the small blind. Wilkins was ahead with his pocket sixes, but Litmola had a live over card, enough to provide a sweat for all involved.
Ultimately, the pocket pair prevailed, putting the rest of the field in the money. The eliminations will pick up pace now, as the players will look to run up their stacks or get their cash and jump in the Card Player Poker Tour event.