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Smirnov Doubles Through Hansen

donpeters • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

On the river with the final board reading {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{J-Clubs}, Gus Hansen fired a big bet to put Mikhail Smirnov all in. Smirnov tanked for as long as he could before making the call. When he called, Smirnov pushed his chips in and all the way over to Hansen as if expecting to lose.

Hansen tabled the {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a pair of nines. Smirnov tabled the winner with the {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} for a pair of aces and doubled up.

We aren't able to get very close to the feature table and grab much information about the bet amounts, pot sizes or stack sizes, but hopefully we'll be able to grab some of the chip counts at the break. For now, it looks like Smirnov has climbed his way into second place with that double.

Tags: Gus HansenMikhail Smirnov