Action folded to Dan Smith in the hijack and he raised to 65,000. When action reached Erik Aude in the small blind, he three-bet to 150,000, the big blind folded, and Smith made the call, bringing about the flop.
Aude proceeded to check-call a bet of 100,000 before checking the turn. Smith kept the pressure on with a bet of 220,000, but this time Aude woke up with a check-raise to 500,000. Smith made the call and then snap-called when Aude moved all in for about 660,000 on the river.
Aude rolled over for a set, but it was no good against Smith's set of aces. It was a monster pot, and Smith will be taking right around 3,000,000 million to the final table.