Shane McGowan has been nursing a tiny stack for a long time now, surfing and flirting with the bubble, but desperately waiting to find a spot to double up.
Eventually, he was so short, his chips were all-in on the big blind. McGowan’s table had taken a shine to him so when he tabled Kd 3s against the small blind’s 7d 5h – the obligatory wishes of good luck had a sincere ring to them.
It mattered not.
The board ran out Jd 7c Ts 6c Jh to end his journey on the bubble. Bad luck, no more Pogue-ker for you, Shane McGowan (hopefully this pun doesn’t make things worse…)
On the plus side, everyone else is getting paid €445. Congrats all!