German juggernaut Philipp Gruissem just sat down at a table with Mike McDonald, and the two got involved in a pot right away. From early position, McDonald opened to 9,500. Gruissem called in late position, as did both players in the blinds.
All players checked the flop and turn. On the river, McDonald bet 25,000 and only Gruissem called. McDonald tabled for a rivered broadway straight, but Gruissem held for a full house to scoop up his first pot.