The bubble burst and the players gave themselves a round of applause, but one player who was particularly delighted was Chris Wimer. He had folded the previous hand in the big blind and after paying his ante and small blind he was left with a single T100 chip.
He raced to friends on the rail when he found out he had cashed and on the next hand threw in his last chip declaring, “All in, Table four-thirty-eight!” His wouldn’t be the start of a miracle comeback, but he was happy enough.
Seated to his left and congratulating him was John Racener who finished second in the Main Event in 2010. Interestingly, Wimer had qualified for that event via a $60 satellite and discovered that their grandfathers had been brothers, but didn’t tell Racener until after the event.