Super High Roller

Benefield Finally Makes McDonald a Believer


Mike McDonald raised to 5,600 to open the pot, and David Benefield flatted from the big blind to go heads up.

The two of them took a {J-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} flop, and Benefield checked to the raiser. When McDonald bet a rainbow 6,600, though, Benefield snuck in a check-raise to 18,000 straight, and McDonald didn't waste much time calling.

The turn came the {6-Clubs}, and McDonald called another 31,000 to see the {6-Spades} double-pair the board on the river. Benefield eyed up his remaining stack (~177,000), then quickly made a bet of 76,000. McDonald tanked and folded, dropping back under the 400,000-chip mark.

Chip stacks
Mike McDonald ca 360,000 -11,500
David Benefield us 290,000 75,900

Tags: David BenefieldMike McDonald