€5,300 Main Event

Lappin It Up

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Fraser MacIntyre, who finished third at EPT Madrid in Season 8 for a career-high cash of € 145,000, raised from UTG+2 to 3,000. Three players came along for the ride, with David Lappin one of them. The flop of {5-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} saw MacIntyre continue for 6,300, but while the other two callers folded, Lappin was doing no such thing, moving all-in for 45,000 chips.

MacIntyre went into the tank, but had some cabaret on board as Lappin talked through the hand with him, telling his opponent that he was behind, that his "Ace-Jack" wasn't good, but was "competitive". MacIntyre calculated that the call of 38,700 amounted to around half of his remaining stack, so had a big decision on his hands.

"I might even show." Lappin prodded.
"At this rate, you're going to have to show." quipped MacIntyre.
"Remember, I was in the blind; I didn't really want to call." Lappin continued.

With the player to the right of Lappin calling the clock, MacIntyre was running out of time. With twenty seconds left, he chose to fold, and Lappin was as good as his word, turning over {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a flopped two pair. MacIntyre showed his {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and there was a little mutual back-slapping abut the general play.

Fraser MacIntyre gb 80,000 -10,000
David Lappin ie 68,000 68,000

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