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Ian Mack Was Oh, So Close


Ian Mack raised preflop to 420,000 on his button and Kevin Calenzo made the call. The flop was {8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{j-Spades}. Calenzo checked to Mack and he continued for 800,000. Calenzo moved all in and Mack asked, "Why not?" before he made the call.

Mack: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Calenzo: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The turn was the {7-Diamonds} which kept Mack in the lead but gave Calenzo extra outs. Just one card away from winning the title in just a few minutes, Mack was denied again with the {6-Hearts} river. Calenzo seemed unsure of what to do as both players were in a bit of shock as the rail reacted to the beat. To Mack's credit, he handled it very well and is continuing to play, as focused as ever despite his short stack.

Player Chips Progress
Kevin Calenzo us
Kevin Calenzo
us 12,100,000 6,300,000
Ian Mack
Ian Mack
1,800,000 -6,300,000

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