From middle position, Sam Trickett raised to 8,000, and Mikhail Smirnov flatted in the small blind. In the big, Gus Hansen squeezed in a reraise to 25,500, and that was enough to fold Trickett out of the way. Smirnov called again, though, and they went off to a heads-up flop.
It came , and Smirnov check-insta-called another 42,000 to arrive at the turn. It went check-check there, and the river completed the board. Smirnov checked again, and Hansen spent a few second soaking in the tank with a look of sheer agony on his face. It must not have been too bad, though, because he made a big bet at the pot. When the dealer began to break it down for a count, Smirnov went ahead and mucked, and the pot goes to Gus.