Event 15: 5th Place – John McDonald ($9,068)

$1,650 Eight-Handed No Limit Hold ‘Em (Single Re-Entry)

Level 17:  Blinds 2k/4k/500 Ante

John McDonald - 5th Place
John McDonald – 5th Place

John McDonald opened for 11k utg only to have Konstantinos Pantaridis shove from the big blind.  McDonald called, showing A2 offsuit.  Pantaridis had A8 suited and was dominating.

The board reeled out 8 7 2 3 6 and Pantaridis doubled up to ~100k. McDonald dropped to ~140k.

On the next hand, Joe Reddick opened from the button and McDonald shoved from the big blind.  Reddick called showing AK off.  McDonald had JT suited.

The board came K 8 4 3 2 and it was all over for the start of Day 2 chip leader.  McDonald busted out in 5th place, earning $9,068.