Paul Newey tossed his last two chips in from under the gun, moving all in for 20,000. The action folded to Mike McDonald in the cutoff, who also had less than a big blind, and he looked very upset. After chuckling for a bit, he focused on the situation, and started running through possible scenarios.
“Jesus,” McDonald cried out. “I have no idea what I’m supposed to do.”
After a little more precalculus, the Canadian called all in for 50,000. Matt Glantz completed from the small blind, and Fabian Quoss tanked for a bit in the big blind before raising.
“Really, Fabian?” Glantz chuckled before folding.
The dealer spread , increasing Quoss’ lead, but the on the turn gave Newey a pair of sixes.
"Is this the biggest sweat of your life drawing dead?" Vanessa Selbst asked McDonald, who laughed and nodded.
"It has to be."
Fortunately for him, the bricked off on the river and both he and Newey were eliminated. Because McDonald had more chips entering the hand, he will receive the eighth-place prize of $217,320.