Jonas Mackoff wasn't supposed to be playing this event. He travelled to Cannes just to rail Chris Brammer at the WSOPE final table. After Brammer busted the two of them and others went out to celebrate. The next day Mackoff realised he'd lost his passport and was unable to board a flight until it was replaced. What you going to do except travel to Saremo and play an EPT! PokerNews bumped into him this morning and suggested it might be his destiny to win here.
He was just involved in a very big hand against Joel Nordkvist that required him to make a call all in on the river. He made the right call and doubled up.
The board read and Nordkvist led for 13,000 on the turn and Mackoff's remaining 35,125 on the river. Mackoff took a long time before calling with . Nordkvist quickly mucked.