APPT Macau Main Event

Rafferty Not Afraid of the Bubble

Tom Rafferty has been moving chips around with reckless abandon here on the bubble. He opened a pot to 12,000 from late position, then called big blind Dermot Blain's re-raise to 36,000. Blain fired 50,000 chips into the middle on a dry flop, {2-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} {4-Spades}. Rafferty looked things over, then waved his hands over his chips and announced all in for 197,000 total.

The bet was about three-quarters of what Dermot had in his stack. He asked for an exact count, gave it a show for about thirty seconds, and then mucked.