SugarRush (Day 2): 6th Place – Dave McConachie ($4,965)

Level 29 (60,000/120,000/20,000)
Total SugarRush Challenge Entries: 578
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 3,055,000


6th Place: Dave McConachie ($4,965)

Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone and a chip lead does not guarantee a tournament victory. Dave McConachie wore the yellow jersey for much of the latter part of the SugarRush Challenge but could not expand on that lead at the final table. McConachie was barely above 2,000,000 for the better part of the recent level and eventually was knocked down to a push or fold stack.

Ian Gavlick put McConachie to the test for his stack, shoving from the small blind. McConachie agonized over the decision over whether or not to call off his last 900,000 with pay jumps lurking at every bustout. He did indeed find a call with 3♣3. McConachie noted he did not want to be in a coinflip, but indeed he was as Gavlick revealed A♠5♣.

An ace on the flop ended the drama early and McConachie was out after a blank river fell. Gavlick has been on the short stack for the majority of the final table but is now up to 3,650,000.


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