Main Event

Oh Hello, James Mitchell


Christopher McClung had opened preflop, a player flat-called, James Mitchell three-bet in position, McClung called and the flat-caller folded. That's when we arrived at the table and the dealer promptly spread the {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop. After McClung checked, Mitchell bet 35,000. McClung called.

The turn was the {9-Clubs} to pair the board and McClung checked again. Mitchell pressed harder on the gas and wagered 65,000. McClung called.

The river produced the {8-Hearts}. With nines and eights now on board, McClung moved all in for over 250,000. Mitchell only took about 20 or 30 seconds to make the call.

McClung then tabled a counterfeited {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}, playing the two pair on board with a six kicker. Mitchell rolled over the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for an ace kicker. He held the winning hand and was all in for less at 215,200 -- still a massive amount of chips. McClung sent over the chips and was left with around 50,000.

Chip Counts
James Mitchell gb 710,000 390,000
Christopher McClung 50,900 -129,100

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