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McDonald Takes Lead on First Hand of Heads Up

[user101598] • Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Mike McDonald

Mike McDonald raises his button with {10-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Dominik Panka called with {9-Spades}{8-Spades}. The flop came down {5-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and action was checked to McDonald. He continued out for 350,000 and Panka slid out a check-raise to 1 million. McDonald called.

Fourth street was the {6-Diamonds} and Panka continued his aggression with 1.4 million. McDonald called the bet and the river was the {8-Diamonds}. This card gave Panka two pair but McDonald still held the best hand with a straight.

Panka slowed with a check and McDonald tank-checked behind. McDonald rolled over his straight and picked up the pot. McDonald has now moved into the chip lead with 16.4 million.

Player Chips Progress
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 16,400,000 2,745,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 14,150,000 -2,750,000

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