$50,000 Single-Day High Roller

McDonald Done and Dusted

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Mike McDonald

Mike "Timex McDonald was the first player eliminated from the tournament, and he missed the mark with his second bullet as he was just felled again.

His demise came after losing a big hand to Fedor Holz. It happened when McDonald raised to 11,000 from the button and Holz three-bet all in for 181,400 from the small blind. McDonald thought long and hard before making the call and the cards were turned up.

McDonald: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Holz: {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

The {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{j-Spades} flop gave Holz a full house, but McDonald was drawing to overs, not to mention the case jack. Unfortunately for him, neither the {7-Diamonds} turn nor {8-Clubs} river was what he needed and he was left with just 5,000 after the hand.

In the next hand, he managed to double when his pocket sevens held against Jeff Gross' {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}, but a hand after that he was eliminated when his {k-Spades}{q-Hearts} failed to get their against the {j-Clubs}{j-Spades} of European Poker Tour Prague €10,300 High Roller champ Kenny "kenny05" Smaron.

Fedor Holz de 364,000 139,000
Kenny Smaron us 110,000 10,000
Jeff Gross us 90,000 -60,000
Mike McDonald ca Ausgeschieden

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