McConachie Perplexed

  • Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 6:05 PM
  • Level 21 (8000/16000/2000)
  • Total Entries: 1445
  • Players Left: 76
  • Average Stack: 680,000

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David McConachie was just put to the test for his stack by Rich Alati and thought for a long while on the flop.

Alati had opened to 36k in early position and was 3-bet by McConachie in middle position to 120k. Alati called putting ~260k in the middle and saw a flop of 6♠Q♦6♦.

Alati checked the flop and faced a bet of 55k from McConachie who left himself ~340k behind. Alati moved all-in, having him covered, and putting him to the test. McConachie was not exactly convinced Alati had a strong hand and thought for a long time before folding A♣K♣ face-up. This got a show from Alati who revealed the 8♦8♠ for the best hand but McConachie would have been very live against the middle pair.