First to act, Stanley Choi made it 26,000. From the hijack, Mike McDonald made the call and so did his neighbor Jean-Noel Thorel in the cutoff. Adrian Mateos squeezed from the button to 90,000 and both blinds released. Choi opted to follow the blinds and folded as well, but McDonald called.
Action was back on Thorel and he shoved all in for just over 800,000. Mateos folded and the decision was on McDonald.
"It's tough to fold big hands to you," McDonald said after some time in the tank, "Show if I fold?"
"I don't know" Thorel answered with a big smile.
"You don't know?" smiled McDonald.
While the break had already started, McDonald eventually tossed in some chips to call.
The board ran out and Thorel made his exit.