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Doug "WCGRider" Polk Eliminated in 3rd Place (AU$1,041,500)

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Doug Polk - 3rd Place

In the first hand back from the dinner break, Phil Ivey raised to 110,000 from the button only to have Doug "WCGRider" Polk three-bet all in from the small blind for 890,000. Mike "Timex" McDonald thought for a few moments before moving all in over the top from the big blind, and that inspired Ivey to ditch his hand.

Polk: {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
McDonald: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

Polk was in trouble, but he got some help on the {5-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop. Even though McDonald flopped top pair, Polk picked up a flush draw and a pair of his own. Polk had to pulls to get there, but ultimately he was left wanting as the {3-Hearts} blanked on the turn followed by the {9-Spades} on the river.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 3,610,000 -115,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 2,640,000 1,010,000
Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
us Busted

Tags: Doug PolkMike McDonaldPhil Ivey