$100,000 Challenge
Dage:
12

Smith Doubles Back into the Lead

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Dan Smith

Dan Smith was the preflop raiser, and he and Mikhail Smirnov came along with the call from the big blind.

They took a {Q-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {8-Spades} flop, and Smirnov checked to the raiser. When Smith continued out with ~40,000, though, Smirnov check-raised to 150,000, and Smith called to see the next card.

It was the {7-Diamonds}, and the rest of the money got in. Smith had just over a half-million chips left at that point, and his hand was in the lead as the cards were turned up.

Showdown
Smith: {Q-Clubs} {4-Clubs}
Smirnov: {9-Spades} {3-Spades}

Smirnov had a combo draw with one to come, but it would not materialize. The river brought the blank {A-Diamonds}, and Smith's double was a lock. Just like that, he's retaken the chip lead with about 1.3 million, and Smirnov is down under the million-chip mark for the second time in this match.

Chip stacks
1,300,000 675,000
Mikhail Smirnov ru 900,000 -675,000

Tags: Dan SmithMikhail Smirnov