Since last reported on the Main Event, poker play has continued unabated and the starting field over 7,300+ had been whittled down to 748, when the money bubble finally burst.

This year’s bubble boy is Tim McDonald. Losing with pocket queens to a flopped full house on a board of A-A-2, McDonald’s consolation prize for being eliminated is a free seat at next year’s World Series of Poker Main Event (still a good bit less than the $19,000+ guaranteed to every player in the money).

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