Liv Boeree just got moved to Kevin MacPhee's table, and immediately things got more interesting. MacPhee said that they actually met for the first time at the poker table during a North American Poker Tour event. Since then, the two have spent many tournaments at the same table, and they're at it again today.
The very first hand after all this was raised by Boeree under the gun. She made it 2,300 and MacPhee called. The action was folded all the way around to Robert Finlay who was in the big blind. He wondered if it was okay for him to join this action.
"It's not gay when it's a three-way," MacPhee jokingly said, as the whole table cracked up. Finlay seemed resassured by that and made the call.
The flop came down , and Finlay checked. Boeree bet 3,500, and MacPhee raised to 9,100 rather quickly. Finlay instantly moved all in for right around 44,000, and Boeree snap-folded. MacPhee wasn't happy, and he went into the tank for several minutes.
"Maybe king-eight or eight-six?" MacPhee analyzed out loud. In the meantime, Octo-Nine finalist Jesse Sylvia tried to entertain the big crowd that had gathered around this table.
"How's everybody doing today? Did you have a good breakfast? Ate right?" Sylvia said as the atmosphere was relaxed despite the big pot. MacPhee eventually folded his face up, and left himself with 35,000 chips.
Finlay turned over and said, "Only because you showed as well." MacPhee knocked on the table and complimented his opponent on the move.