$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event

McDonald Flops Ace-High Flush

Josh_Cahlik • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Mike McDonald completed from the small blind only to be raised by Shyam Srinivasan from the big blind. McDonald called and the flop came down {2-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. McDonald check-called a continuation bet of 160,000 from Srinivasan and the two saw the {9-Hearts} hit the turn.

McDonald checked once more and Srinivasan moved forward 315,000. McDonald called and the {9-Spades} paired the board on the river. McDonald checked a third time and Srinivasan checked it right back.

"I got counterfeited, I flopped top two," said Srinivasan.

McDonald tabled {A-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a flopped ace-high flush and was able to drag in the pot.

"Wow, you could have won a big pot," Srinivasan continued.

Regardless of the size of the pot, McDonald has extended his chip lead and now has about 5.7 million.

Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 5,700,000 800,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 2,700,000 -600,000

Tags: Mike McDonaldShyam Srinivasan

Grayson Ramage Eliminated in 11th Place ($112,400)

[user101598] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Grayson Ramage - 11th Place
Grayson Ramage - 11th Place

Max Silver raised to 60,000 in the cutoff, Pascal Lefrancois three-bet to 190,000 out of the small blind, and Grayson Ramage moved all in for 462,000 from the big blind. Silver got out of the way, Lefrancois, who was priced in, made the call, and the cards went on their backs.

Lefrancois: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Ramage: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Ramage held a commanding lead, but was nearly drawing dead when the flop fell {5-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, giving Lefrancois a flush. It was all over when the {7-Hearts} turned, and a meaningless {5-Spades} completed the board.

Ramage exited in 11th place, earning $112,400, and Lefrancois is up over five million chips.

Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
ca 5,445,000 508,000
Grayson Ramage us
Grayson Ramage
us Busted

Tags: Grayson RamagePascal LeFrancoisMax Silver

Srinivasan Over McDonald

Josh_Cahlik • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Tom Hall opened with a raise to 60,000 and Mike McDonald flatted from the cutoff. Shyam Srinivasan three-bet to 250,000 from the button and the blinds kicked it in. Hall got rid of his hand and McDonald called to see a flop.

The flop came down {2-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and McDonald checked. Srinivasan continued for 305,000 and McDonald let go of his cards. Srinivasan dragged in the pot and has brought his stack up to 3.3 million in chips.

Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 4,900,000 -263,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 3,300,000 329,000

Tags: Shyam SrinivasanTom HallMike McDonald



[user101598] • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

The players are now on a 15-minute break.

Fabio Freitas Eliminated in 12th Place ($100,700)

[user101598] • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Fabio Freitas - 12th Place
Fabio Freitas - 12th Place

Daniel Gamez raised to 62,000 in the cutoff, Fabio Freitas moved all in for 394,000 in the big blind, and Gamez made the call.

Gamez: {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Freitas: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Freitas was well ahead of Gamez heading to the flop, but the dealer spread {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, giving Gamez an ace-high flush draw. The {q-Diamonds} on the turn was red, but it was a brick, and the river wasn't a heart either. However, it was the pretties card in the deck - the {a-Spades} - giving Gamez a winning pair of aces.

Freitas hit the rail in 12th place, earning $100,700, while Gamez is up to 1.684 million chips.

Daniel Gamez GT
Daniel Gamez
GT 1,684,000 190,000
Fabio Freitas br
Fabio Freitas
br Busted

Tags: Daniel GamezFabio Freitas

Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo Eliminated in 13th Place ($100,700)

[user101598] • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo
Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo

After three-bet shipping the previous hand, Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo moved all in for 523,000 from the hijack seat, and Dominik Panka quickly called in the big blind.

Lindebo: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Panka: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

Lindebo held a slight lead in the preflop race, but fell drastically behind when the dealer spread {2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}. Panka's pair of kings held up as the turn and river bricked {9-Spades}, {8-Clubs} respectively, and Lindebo exited in 13th place.

Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 2,703,000 603,000
Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo NO
Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo
NO Busted

Tags: Dominik PankaJorgen Sandvoll Lindebo

Pal Zsibrita Eliminated in 14th Place ($90,700)

Josh_Cahlik • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Pal Zsibrita - 14th Place
Pal Zsibrita - 14th Place

Pal Zsibrita opened to 52,000 from under the gun plus one. He found calls from Tom Hall in the hijack and Mike "Timex" McDonald on the button.

The trio of players took in a flop of {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Zsibrita continued out for 79,000. Hall let go of his cards while McDonald opted to stick around to fourth street. The dealer rapped the table and produced the {7-Clubs} on the turn. Zsibrita moved forward 160,000 and Timex called once more.

The {6-Clubs} came on the river and Zsibrita checked over to McDonald. He announced an all in bet which left Zsibrita pondering a call for his last roughly 520,000. He ultimately decided to call and was shown {K-Spades}{J-Hearts} by McDonald for top two pair. Zsibrita threw his cards into the muck but since it was an all in and a call his cards were flipped back over and shown to be {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} for top pair with a queen kicker.

Zsibrita took to the rail in 14th place while McDonald scooped up a pot that brought him right back into the chip lead. He now has 5.31 million in tournament chips.

Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 5,310,000 910,000
Pal Zsibrita GB
Pal Zsibrita
GB Busted

Tags: Pal ZsibritaMike McDonald