Aussie player Brendon Rubie came painfully close to snaring his first WSOP bracelet over the weekend, coming second in Event 28: USD $2,500 NLH Four-Max. It was still Rubie’s biggest tournament cash to date after he had a great start to 2012 when he won the AUD $1,000 NLH opening event at the Aussie Millions for AUD $200,000.
The three-day WSOP tournament attracted a field of 750 players to create a USD $1.7 million prize pool. The lion’s share first prize of USD $392,476 went to Canadian Timothy Adams. Rubie came into the final table with a big chip lead but was unable to hold onto it, entering the heads up with Adams at a 6:1 chip disadvantage. He rallied back to be trailing at 3:2 but the end came when Adams held A♣ Q♠ on a board of 8♥ Q♣ 10♦ 5♠ and Rubie called his shove with K♠ Q♥. Severely dominated, the river A♠ was the nail in the coffin for Rubie and he would have to make do with a pay day of USD $242,548.
Read more at WSOP.com.
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