High Roller

McDonald Bubbles 2012 PCA $25,000 High Roller

Mike McDonald

From under the gun, Isaac Haxton raised to 12,000. Jason Koon flat-called from the cutoff seat and then action fell on Mike McDonald on the button. McDonald three-bet to 34,000. Action was now on Leonid Vichman in the small blind, but Bill Perkins chimed in and asked how much the reraise was for. The dealer announced the amount and then Perkins said, "Raise," and slid out chips, but action was still on Vichman.

He was stopped and pulled his chips back. Perkins was very apologetic about the mistake as Vichman then folded. Perkins then slid out the reraise to make it 81,000 to go. Haxton and Koon folded.

"It's you and me, buddy," said Perkins to McDonald with a smile. "I hope I've got you covered."

McDonald took a few more seconds prior to shoving all in for around 215,000.

"How much more is it?" asked Perkins quickly. "Whatever, I call," he added before the dealer could start to count McDonald's chips. McDonald tabled the {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades} and Perkins the {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}.

"Oh, don't let him get me!" said Perkins.

The flop came down {K-Spades}{J-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and McDonald picked up a straight draw. He was still behind the top pair for Perkins, though, and then the dealer dealt the {J-Diamonds} to pair the board on the turn. McDonald needed a ten on the river, but wouldn't get it after the {5-Diamonds} fell and he was eliminated from the tournament.

"Can I get $100 from everybody for that?" asked Perkins as a joke. He's up to 575,000 now and everyone left has locked up at least $58,020.

Chip stacks
Bill Perkins us 575,000 135,000
Mike McDonald ca Ude

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