Farzad Bonyadi Finishes As The Main Event Bubble Boy

Published on July 12th, 2013 6:01 pm EST

The King is explaining the latest from the World Series of Poker 2013The 2013 World Series of Poker main event bubble has now burst, and all of the remaining 648 players are now guaranteed a minimum payday of $19,106.

The unfortunate "bubble boy" this year? Farzad Bonyadi, who was eliminated by Nick Schwarmann after Schwarmann managed to river the nuts. Bonyadi, who held A-J, was well ahead in the hand after the flop came Jd-5s-3s. After a Bonyadi bet and Schwarmann call, the turn brought the 10s. Schwarmann led out with a bet, and Bonyadi chose to call.

The river brought the Kh. Schwarmann moved in, Bonyadi snap-called and was shown Schwarmann's Ac-Qh for a rivered Broadway straight. With that, Bonyadi was the unlucky 649th place finisher.


The eliminations are coming fast and furious now, as everybody who was holding on to make the money with their short stacks is now pushing with reckless abandon.

Some of the notable names who are still alive at this point include:

Luke Schwartz
Annette Obrestad
Doyle Brunson
Greg Merson
Bertrand Grospellier
Michael Mizrachi
Jake Cody
Allen Cunningham
Isaac Haxton
Ivan Demidov
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Carlos Mortensen
Erik Seidel


Speaking of Doyle Brunson, this is the eighth World Series of Poker main event cash of the poker legend's career.


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