APPT Auckland: We have reached the money!
By James Potter and Eliot James
In the space of two minutes we lost two players in what might have otherwise been a long and painful bubble battle. It was a sad time for the room as Kiwi G made his departure to the rails, lamenting what might have been. Grant Levy called down Graeme Putt with two over cards and got straight to business by catching on the flop, rubbing in the salt with a second pair on the river. On the other side of the poker room we lost our official bubble boy, Alex Bond, and the rails erupted with appluase, as did the 32 players that made the money.
Players have just departed for a well earned dinner break. They can all enjoy their supper as they will have all earned a minimum of over $5,000. In the last few minutes before the break we managed to lose Canadian PokerStars Qualifier Jeff Dunbar in 32nd place, taking a nice bundle of dollars back home with him.
When they return the blind levels will be 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante, with average chip count at just under 100,000.