£5,250 Main Event

McClean's Incredible Experience Continues

• Nível 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Leo McClean has been nursing a short stack and recently pushed it in from the hijack with the {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}. Georgios Karakousis called the 400,000 with the {a-Spades}{4-Hearts} on the button, and both blinds folded.

McClean, who has a massive rail here at the feature table, needed some help to stay alive, and he found some on the {9-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{q-Clubs} flop. McLean, who is playing his first major live tournament and eliminated Phil Hellmuth on Day 2, paired his nine and flopped an open-ended straight draw. Neither the {7-Spades} turn nor {5-Spades} river provided Karakousis the ace he needed and McClean doubled through.

Tags: Leo McCleanGeorgios Karakousis