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.
The flop gave Holz a full house, but McDonald was drawing to overs, not to mention the case jack. Unfortunately for him, neither the turn nor 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' , but a hand after that he was eliminated when his failed to get their against the of European Poker Tour Prague €10,300 High Roller champ Kenny "kenny05" Smaron.