Hand #45: Dan Smith raised to 350,000 in the hijack seat, Jorryt van Hoof three-bet to 900,000 out of the small blind, and Smith responded with a four-bet to 1.825 million. Van Hoof tanked for the better part of five minutes before he shipped all-in for effectively 6.425 million, having Smith covered by around 400,000.
Smith checked his hole cards one by one, then called.
The Dutchman remained in his seat, while Smith was up out of his chair, walking around, stretching and bending. The dealer fanned , giving Smith a backdoor straight draw to go with his over cards, and Smith looked like he was going to jump out of his shoes when the turn brought paint.
Unfortunately for him, the was a brick and the river was the , and he was eliminated.
"It was a pleasure," Smith said, shaking a few hands at the table.
He'll earn $286,900 for his efforts, while van Hoof is up over 13 million chips.