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Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Old McDonald Had a Flush

EricRamsey • Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante
Mike McDonald

On a {7-Hearts} {A-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} flop, a player we don't recognize led out with a bet (possibly 3,000). Mike McDonald flatted the bet, but Mikael Azoulay raised all in for 15,325. The initial bettor called, and McDonald called again to put a big pot up for grabs.

The turn came the {J-Hearts}, and now the bettor checked. McDonald made a bet of 16,000+, and that drew a fold to bring the showdown with Azoulay at risk.

McDonald rolled over {3-Hearts} {4-Hearts} for the flush, and he had turned the best hand against Azoulay's {A-Hearts} {A-Clubs}. Now the Frenchman needed find a heart (not the six of hearts, though) or a board pair to stay alive, and that's just what he got. The river {J-Diamonds} improved him to aces full, and he steals the pot to shoot over 50,000. As the river fell, Azoulay screamed out in French, and we're told he said, "You're not going to f*** me every time!" Azoulay had his kings cracked by deuce-six earlier in the day, but this pot belongs to him.

McDonald would love to have 100,000 right now, but he'll have to be content with the 42,000 he still has left after that massive pot.

Tags: Mikael AzoulayMike McDonald