Sam McGrath Eliminated in 18th Place ($9,960)
Sometimes its better to be lucky then good. Dutch Boyd is easily one of the most accomplished players left in the field, but as he and many other poker players will surely tell you, you have to have alittle luck in this game. This was on display as Boyd hit a one outer on the river to drag a massive pot that puts him at second on the leader board.
Action started with Sean Getzwiller raising to 41,000 in early position. Action folded to Sam McGrath in the small blind, who reraised to 110,000. Dutch Boyd was in the big blind, and he put a reraise to 300,000 total! Getzwiller got out of the way, and McGrath went all in. Boyd made the call, and the cards were flipped. McGrath was in great position to take down a monster pot.
The flop and turn were safe for McGrath, coming out . However, the slammed down on the river, giving Boyd the improbable win. As if it weren't bad enough, another player at the table claimed to have folded the case queen! McGrath, who benefited from a fortunate river earlier in the day, took the beat in stride and wished everyone luck. Boyd is now sitting on over 1.2 million.