We picked up the action on the flop, four-handed to the . 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 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 river. Check-check this time.
"That might be me," Hansen said sheepishly as he tabled a . Smirnov let out a sigh of disgust, and Hansen's 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.