Monster Stack: Ari Engel Eliminated by Steve Novak on the Bubble

$365 Monster Stack (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 538

Ari Engel

The Monster Stack field was in no hurry to get their chips in the middle on the money bubble. Besides Theo Lawson’s early double, the rest of the playout included 15 hands to get the field down into the money. They even crossed into Level 20 during that time.

On the 15th hand, Steve Novak moved all in for 27,000 and it folded around to Ari Engel in the big blind. He had 8,000 committed with only 6,000 in his hand. After thinking it out and seeing no other all-ins called at the other tables, Engel put them in the middle.

Engel: Ac5h
Novak: AsAd

The eight-time WSOP Circuit champ ran into a bubble monster, found a little sweat after the Kh5s4d flop, but missed the 7d turn and 8c turn to exit on the money bubble.