$100,000 Challenge
Dage:
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Hansen Tries, Tries Again

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Gus Hansen

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 {8-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {10-Spades}, and Smirnov check-insta-called another 42,000 to arrive at the {J-Diamonds} turn. It went check-check there, and the river {9-Spades} 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.

Chip stacks
Gus Hansen dk 355,000 79,500
Mikhail Smirnov ru 240,000 -76,000

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