$100,000 Challenge

Big Double for King Dan Gives Him the Lead

Dan Smith

Just moments after Joe Hachem fell in third place, Dan Smith and Mikhail Smirnov were all in up on the feature table stage after a preflop raising war found all of the money in the middle. Smith tabled the best of it with the {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and was all in for 667,000 against the {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for Smirnov.

The flop was safe for Smith was the {Q-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs} fell and then the turn added the {7-Spades} to the board. Smirnov needed a ten and a ten only to end the tournament, but he couldn't find it when the {5-Diamonds} hit the river. Smith's jacks held up and he doubled to the chip lead with 1.334 million.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,334,000 709,000
Mikhail Smirnov ru
Mikhail Smirnov
ru 866,000 -634,000

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