$100,000 Challenge

Smirnov Drinking a Double

Joe Hachem raised to 5,000 from the cutoff seat and Mikhail Smirnov reraised to 8,000 from the small blind. Gus Hansen called from the big blind and then Hachem called.

The flop came down {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Smirnov bet 15,000. Hansen raised to 39,000 and Hachem got out of the way. Smirnov made the call to see the turn.

Fourth street was the {9-Diamonds} and Smirnov checked. Hansen bet 100,000 and Smirnov tanked. He got down to his last four seconds and then announced that he was all in for 117,000. Hansen didn't snap-call, but instead began talking about whether or not he thought he had outs. Eventually he made the call.

Hansen saw Smirnov table the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and said, "Ooohhh, I have outs!" before showing the {K-Diamonds}. His other card was the {J-Clubs}.

The river completed the board with the {7-Clubs} and Smirnov was able to hold to get the double up. Hansen was knocked back to the starting stack while Smirnov assumed the chip lead.

Chip stacks
Mikhail Smirnov ru 336,000 186,500
Gus Hansen dk 102,000 -184,000

Tags: Gus HansenJoe HachemMikhail Smirnov