Mike McDonald opened the betting for 5,500 and found a single caller, Konstantin Puchkov from Russia, on the button. “How much do you have?” asked McDonald before the flop and Puchkov showed him his stack of about 70,000.
Flop and McDonald bet 7,500 which Puchkov called. The turn card was the which both players opted to check. The on the river saw McDonald put out a neatly stacked bet of 20,000. Puchkov wanted to know how much it was so the dealer knocked it over so he could see.
Puchkov made the call and McDonald turned over his . “Full house.” The dealer declared. Puchkov couldn’t beat it and shook his head in disbelief as he counted what remained of his stack.