Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Players 681

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 75,000 / 150,000
Ante 20,000
Level:
30
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

Stuart McDonald Eliminated in 6th Place ($87,129)

Chad_Holloway
Stuart McDonald (6th place)
Stuart McDonald (6th place)

On the very next hand after doubling Victor Forero, Stuart McDonald moved all in under the gun for his last 900,000 and was called by Julian Menendez.

Showdown
Menendez: {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
McDonald: {A-Spades}{6-Spades}

There was a decent chance of a chopped pot, even after the {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop; however, the {7-Hearts} turn made it unlikely. The {K-Spades} river meant that the ace-eight high of Menendez was good, and McDonald was eliminated in sixth place. The Australian seemed content to go big or go home after the deal, which awarded him the most of the six players with $87,129.

Julian Menendez ar
Julian Menendez
ar 2,100,000 1,065,000
Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald
Busted

Tags: Julian MenendezStuart McDonald

McDonald Not Afraid to Mix It Up

Chad_Holloway

With the most money locked up from the aforementioned deal, Stuart McDonald has not been afraid to push the action, though it is not working out in his favor. In a recent hand, McDonald raised to 280,000 from the hijack and received a call from Victor Forero in the small blind. When the flop fell {7-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{5-Clubs}, Forero checked, McDonald moved all in, and Forero called off for 1,305,000.

Showdown
McDonald: {6-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Forero: {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

McDonald picked up a little help on the {3-Hearts} turn, but the {K-Hearts} river gave the pot to Forero, who took the chip lead with over 3.3 million.

Victor Forero
Victor Forero
3,330,000 1,295,000
Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald
900,000 -1,200,000

Tags: Victor ForeroStuart McDonald

Big Slick Good for Gomez

Chad_Holloway

Action folded to Alexis Gomez in the small blind and he moved all in for 855,000. Stuart McDonald was in the big blind and made a quick call.

Showdown
Gomez: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
McDonald: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

We saw this exact same situation earlier and the A-K ended up the winner. History repeated itself in this hand as the board ran out {3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Just like that, Gomez doubled to 1.77 million.

Alexis Gomez
Alexis Gomez
1,770,000 575,000
Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald
1,740,000 -880,000

Tags: Stuart McDonaldAlexis Gomez

Chop It Up

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

The tournament officials have confirmed that the players agreed on a chop during the extended break. Since PokerStars now reports such deals, they were kind enough to give us the details. Here is what the following six players have locked up:

Stuart McDonald- $87,129.59
Victor Forero- $71,248.99
Jessica Bedoya- $67,591.29
Jonathan Monsalves- $55,255.77
Alexis Gomez- $53,592.18
Julian Menendez- $50,043.95

The players have also set aside $14,666.43 as they continue to battle for an LAPT Championship.

And We're Back

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

After an extended break where the chips were verified and the players had the chance to talk to one another, we're back in action.

Level:
29
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000

Extended Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

The players are still on their break as the tournament officials verify their chip stacks.