WSOP 2013: Post-bubble cull claims Haxton, Cody

If you have never seen the few hours that follow the bubble bursting at the World Series of Poker, it's a sight to behold. It's as if P.T. Barnum put up his "This way to the egress" sign and everyone decided to satisfy their curiosity.

After starting the day with 666 players, only 331 went to dinner with chips still on the table. Not included in that fortunate group were a couple of PokerStars standouts.

Isaac Haxton had been nursing a short-ish stack most of the day and looking for a good spot for a couple of double-ups. He finally gave up the ghost in 455th place. Just an hour or so later, Jake Cody went out in 400th.

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Haxton in more hopeful times

So far today, we've lost a total four PokerStars flag-bearers.

400th place: Jake Cody (Team PokerStars Pro) $28,603
455th place: Isaac Haxton (Team Online) $24,480
478th place: Rupert Elder (Main Event Passport winner) $24,480
584th place: Humberto Brenes (Team PokerStars Pro) $19,106

PokerStars' remaining players are now on their way back from dinner break. Marcel Luske is sitting pretty with an average stack. ElkY and Ivan Demidov are struggling a bit and will be looking for a double up before the end of play tonight.

Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Photos courtesy Poker Photo Archive.

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