In the very first hand of the day Adrian Mateos opened to 13,000 from under the gun. It folded around to Mike McDonald in the small blind who raised to 39,000. Mustapha Kanit folded in the big blind and action was back on Mateos.
McDonald came into the day with just 195,000 and maybe it was his opponent's stack size which meant that the Spaniard didn't think twice about announcing he was all in. McDonald called almost instantaneously and tabled , but he had run into the Aces of Adrian Mateos .
The flop was a safe one for Mateos as it came but the on the turn gave McDonald a lead he wouldn't relinquish, as the was dealt on the river, and McDonald's day was off to the best possible start.