Gary Ewald opened under the gun to 75,000 and action made its way around to Derek Mcmaster, who defended his big blind. The flop came and Mcmaster checked. Ewald made a continuation-bet of 100,000 and Mcmaster check-raised to 215,000. Ewald three-bet all in and Mcmaster called.
Ewald was poised for his third straight double but Mcmaster spoiled his visions with the turn , leaving Ewald in need of an ace, nine, or three to stay alive. The river was none of them and the dealer called for a payout as Ewald was eliminated in 15th place.