|Blinds||60,000 / 120,000|
Dan Smith limped from the small blind and JC Alvarado checked his option from the big. Both players proceeded to check the flop, and the dealer burned and turned the . Alvarado checked again, Smith tossed out a single black T100,000 chip, and Alvarado gave it up.
Dan Smith raised to 225,000 on the button and JC Alvarado defended from the big blind. Both players checked the flop, and then Alvarado fired out 500,000 on the turn. Smith made the call and then both players returned to checking on river.
"Queen high," Alvarado said. Smith then turned up for the win.
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JC Alvarado limped on the button only to have Dan Smith put in a raise. Alvarado came back with a three-bet, and Smith gently tossed his cards to the muck. Alvarado shook his head, smiled, and showed .
Dan Smith raised to 225,000 on the button, JC Alvarado made it 700,000 to go from the big blind, a call was made, and the flop fell . Both players checked, and then Alvarado fired out 750,000 on the turn. Smith made the call, creating a pot worth approximately 3 million, and the peeled off on the river.
Alvarado came out firing to the tune of 1.4 million, and Smith hit the tank for a long time. When he emerged, he slid the vast majority of his stack in the pot. Alvarado didn't act quickly, instead going into the tank himself. After a few moments of deliberation, Alvarado folded and Smith was pushed the pot, which gave him a 2-1 chip lead.
The blinds are high, and winning a few pots in a row can add up. That's exactly what JC Alvarado just experienced; as a result, he has taken the chip lead from Dan Smith.
Dan Smith raised to 225,000 on the button and then called when JC Alvarado three-bet to 725,000. With nearly 1.5 million in the middle, the flop fell and Smith checked to Alvarado, who bet 550,000. Smith conceded and tossed his hand to the muck.