Mike "Timex" McDonald opened up the pot to 6,500 from middle position. The player in the hijack made the call, along with the big blind, and the dealer turned over a flop.
The big blind checked here and McDonald bet 11,100. The hijack quickly raised it to 22,200 and the big blind folded. McDonald made the call and both players checked the turn and the river. At showdown, McDonald said, "ace-high" and his opponent responded by tabling - enough to rake in the pot.
Despite losing this small pot, McDonald has had a fairly solid afternoon, seeing his chip stack increase from 225,000 at the start of the day, to around 300,000 right now. For those not familiar with McDonald, he has more than $4 million in live tournament winnings on his poker resume, with the bulk of that coming in his victory in the EPT Dortmund Main Event in 2008. However, McDonald has also had plenty of success at the World Series of Poker, making two final tables over his career, including finishing in sixth place in this year's Event 49: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em.