$100,000 Challenge

Here's the Kicker


Mikhail Smirnov raised to 75,000 to open the action, and Dan Smith defended his big blind to see a flop. It came {8-Diamonds} {7-Spades} {Q-Clubs}. Smith check-called another 85,000, and they both checked through the {4-Hearts} turn. On the river, the {K-Clubs} 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 {Q-Spades} {9-Diamonds} for queens with a nine, and Smirnov suddenly liked his hand a lot better. He turned up {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds}, and his kicker earns him the pot and about a 2:1 chip lead once again.

Player Chips Progress
Mikhail Smirnov ru
Mikhail Smirnov
ru 1,500,000 330,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 700,000 -330,000

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