Almost two weeks ago Craig McCorkell outlasted 586 players to win Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. Today he had plans to be the last man standing again. Granted any bracelet is a huge accomplishment, but nothing has quite the effect as the Main Event. Winning on poker's biggest stage for the highest of stakes is what it all comes down to.
We recently caught up with McCorkell as he raised from the cutoff to 250 preflop. The button made the call and the big blind completed as well. The flop came and the big blind came out firing, betting 1,100. McCorkell made the call and the button released.
The on the turn saw a bet of 2,000 come out of the big blind's stack, and again McCorkell made the call.
A on the river seemed to make the big blind second guess himself, and we saw a check. McCorkell then took a few moments, before throwing out a bet of 5,000. The big blind deposited his cards in the muck and McCorkell took down the pot.