Dan Shak opened to 165,000 from the button, and Viktor Blom flatted from his big blind to proceed. The flop came down , and it check-checked to the turn. Blom led out with 180,000 now, and Shak made the call, and the put two pair on board on fifth street. Shak paid off another bet from Blom — 275,000 this time — but his hand was second best.
Blom tabled , and Shak rainbow-mucked. As the dealer pushed the pot away from him, Shak spoke up.
"You might have been able to win it all there," he admitted. "I had a big ace. I'm not sure I would have folded it preflop."