Mikhail Smirnov raised to 75,000 to open the action, and Dan Smith defended his big blind to see a flop. It came . Smith check-called another 85,000, and they both checked through the turn. On the river, the cued Smith into action with a bet of 180,000. Smirnov let out a heavy sigh of disapproval before sliding the call into the pot.
Smith tabled for queens with a nine, and Smirnov suddenly liked his hand a lot better. He turned up , and his kicker earns him the pot and about a 2:1 chip lead once again.