2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona

€50,000 Super High Roller
Days: 2

McDonald Busts Juanda

Juanda is gone
Juanda is gone

From the button, John Juanda raised to 57,000. Mike "Timex" McDonald was in the big blind and three-bet to 144,000 when play got over to him. With action back on Juanda, he took a minute and then announced that he was all in — a total bet worth about 850,000. McDonald made the call.

McDonald turned up the {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and had Juanda's {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} in bad shape.

On the flop, the dealer spread the {Q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and McDonald maintained his lead. The turn was the {9-Diamonds} and the river finished the board with the {4-Hearts}. Juanda had missed and was left with nothing but the felt in front of him.

McDonald went to extend his hand to Juanda, as he has been doing every time he has eliminated someone, but this time he didn't get the return reach. In Juanda's defense, it looked as though he had already turned his head away to get up out of his seat and simply didn't see McDonald. Either way, it didn't phase McDonald and he went back to stacking up his chips to move to 4.6 million.

Player Chips Progress
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
4,600,000 870,000
EPT 1X Winner
John Juanda id
John Juanda
Poker Hall of Famer
EPT 1X Winner

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