$100,000 Challenge

Smirnov Can't Best Hansen

• Level 7: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

From the small blind, Gus Hansen raised to 16,500 and Mikhail Smirnov called from the big blind. The flop came down {K-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Hansen bet 22,000. Smirnov made the call.

The turn was the {9-Hearts} and Hansen checked. Smirnov bet 44,500 and Hansen made the call.

The river completed the board with the {2-Diamonds} and Hansen checked. Smirnov checked behind.

Hansen showed the {K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} for kings and nines with the six kicker on board. Smirnov couldn't produce better and mucked his hand, allowing Hansen to pick up the pot.

Tags: Gus HansenMikhail Smirnov