Michael O’Neill had already tried one of those I-mean-business-2/3-of-my-stack preflop raises on the previous hand; big blind Thomas O’Shea really agonised over it but ultimately folded. The very next hand, though, O’Neill finally got the preflop showdown he was after courtesy of Simon Appleby – but the outcome was not his preferred one.
O’Neill: Th Ts
Appleby: Ac Jc
Board: 7d Jd Kd 9s 9c
Appleby has 3 million in chips now; O’Neill has 4,080 in Euros.