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World Poker Tour Dream Ends for Brendon Rubie

Posted at 22:46 2013-03-08 by Matthew Pitt

Brendon Rubie’s dreams of becoming a World Poker Tour champion have been put on ice after the talented Australian busted out in 25th place at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event in San Jose, California.

Rubie started the penultimate day’s play second in chips but nothing seemed to go right for him as his exit hand will show. Rubie found himself all in from the big blind holding {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and needing to hold against the {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} of the hot-running Paul Volpe. It initially looked like Rubie’s sevens were going to win the coinflip because by the turn the board read {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts} but the river was another king, counterfeiting Rubie’s hand and resigning him to a 25th place finish. The $26,670 will be scant consolation we are sure.

The man who was responsible for Rubie’s demise ended the day as the chip leader with a stack containing 5,525,000 chips. With this final table appearance Volpe, otherwise known as “paulgees81,” has reached back-to-back finales after he finished as runner-up in the WPT L.A. Poker Classic last week.

Joining Volpe on the six-handed televised final table are Erik Seidel, Joe Kuether, Chris Johnson, WeiKai Chang and Joe Nguyen. Each of the six players will leave the Bay 101 casino with at least $162,240 in prize money, but the champion will become a poker millionaire thanks to the $1,138,350 awarded to the first place finisher.

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star final table

SeatPlayerChips
1Joe Nguyen2,175,000
2Erik Seidel3,3450,000
3Chris Johnson2,740,000
4Paul Volpe5,525,000
5WeiKai Chang2,540,000
6Joe Kuether2,830,000

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star final table payouts

PositionPrize (USD)
1$1,138,350
2$666,740
3$435,610
4$295,590
5$208,910
6$162,240

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