Among the former EPT champions still in contention was also Mike McDonald, but his challenge to become the second two-time winner has just come to an end.
Vasili Firsau raised to 10,000 from middle position and McDonald called in the big blind. On the flop, McDonald checked and Firsau continued for 10,000. McDonald called and both checked the turn. On the river, McDonald checked again and Firsau pushed all in.
McDonald, who had 38,500 left, tanked for some time and eventually called it off with the . Firsau held and that was it for the former EPT Dortmund champion.