Poker Is Painful – Money Bubble Bursts With Little Fanfare At LAPC

Matt Savage announces that everyone is ITM to light groans.

Poker is as good of as waste of time as any. So let’s waste a minute watching the mundaneness of the money bubble busting at the World Poker Tour's Los Angeles Poker Classic. Gordon Vayo is all in and up against Oliver Price's Aces. With no help from the board the young man unceremoniously packs up and heads out, having to step over the barrier of chairs in his path. Here’s the hand as reported by the WPT:

Gordon Vayo raises from middle position to 11,000, Oliver Price reraises from the big blind to 26,000, and Vayo moves all in for 99,500. Price snap-calls with AA, and Vayo turns over QQ. It’s a cooler for Vayo, who will need to improve to stay alive. The board comes T8763, and the pocket aces hold up for Price to win the pot and burst the Money Bubble by eliminating Gordon Vayo in 64th place.

Savage then takes the mic and announces that the 63 players still in are “In The Money!” to a smattering of claps and even a healthy “boo.”

There’s still a ton of big names vying for the over $1 million first place prize including Jennifer Tilly, Bryn Kenney, Dan O’ Brien, Chris Moorman, WPT Champ Ravi Raghavan, 2012 World Series of Poker Champ Greg Merson, Eugene Katchalov, Mike Sexton and Jason Mercier.

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