$100,000 Challenge

Hansen Finds the Best Hand


We picked up the action on the flop, four-handed to the {4-Clubs} {5-Spades} {3-Clubs}. The blinds checked to Tony Bloom and he made what looked like a continuation bet of 6,500. Mikhail Smirnov called next door, Gus Hansen flatted in the small blind, and Sam Trickett folded in the big.

That left three players to see the {9-Diamonds} turn, and now it checked through to Smirnov. He flung out a bet of 18,000, Hansen called, Bloom folded, and it was heads up to the {10-Diamonds} river. Check-check this time.

"That might be me," Hansen said sheepishly as he tabled a {10-Clubs}. Smirnov let out a sigh of disgust, and Hansen's {K-Clubs} {10-Clubs} was indeed the best hand. That pot moves the Dane up close to 200,000 as he takes a chunk out of Smirnov's stack.

Chip stacks
Gus Hansen dk 195,000 71,500
Mikhail Smirnov ru 130,000 -500

Tags: Mikhail SmirnovGus Hansen