Championship: McDonough Takes A Big One off Snell

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

Skip McDonough opened from late position to 65,000 and was called out of the big blind by Bruce Snell. The flop came Qs6s3c and both players checked. The turn was the 7s and Snell checked to McDonough who put out a large bet of 150,000. Snell called.

The river was the 9c and Snell sprang into action, leading out for 300,000. McDonough thought for a moment before putting in a raise to 650,000. After getting a count Snell made the call and could only shake his head and mutter “good hand” after McDonough turned over the nuts with his AsJs.

The two were about even in chips after the hand with approximately 2.3 million apiece.