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£5,250 Main Event

Leo McClean Eliminated in 3rd Place (£249,850)

Chad_Holloway • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Leo McClean - 3rd Place

Leo McClean, a project manager in the retail industry, won his seat into this tournament for a total investment of just £93 (he played an £11 satellite on PokerStars, didn't get anywhere in that so then he played a £82 satellite which got him into the £530 qualifier where he won one of three packages). No matter where he finished today, he was going capture his biggest ever live cash (crushing his previous best of a third-place finish in a tournament in Luton for £1,900 earlier this year). It was a bit of a fairytale, but one that just came to an end in third place.

McLean, who was the Skrill Last Longer Champion for this tournament, opened for 225,000 with the {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} only to have Georgios Karakousis three-bet all in with the {3-Spades}{3-Hearts} in the small blind. It was a big decision for McClean, and he decided to call off for 3.26 million.

It was and likely will be the biggest flip of McClean's life, and unfortunately for him, it was one that would not come down in his favor as the board ran out {8-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Spades}.

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Tags: Leo McCleanGeorgios Karakousis