2021 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

The Chip Lead Belongs to Dan Smith

Happy_Freaked • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Dan Smith

We just witnessed an enormous pot over on Table 365 in the Amazon Orange section a few spots away from the money.

The action folded around to Stephen Graner in the small blind and he made it 17,500 to go. Dan Smith called from the big blind and the flop came down {2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}.

Graner bet 25,000 on the flop and Smith made the call in position. The turn brought the {6-Clubs} and Graner bet another 65,000. This time Smith opted to raise it up to 175,000 and Graner went into the tank.

After a while Graner three-bet to 430,000 and this put Smith in the tank for several minutes. Eventually, with all the ESPN cameras rolling, Smith made the call.

The river brought out the {J-Clubs} and Graner paused for about a minute before checking to Smith. Smith started counting down his own stack and about two minutes later he announced, "All in."

Graner sighed.

Graner tanked.

About five minutes went by, as Graner started talking to himself before ultimately letting go of his hand. Graner pushed his cards to the muck and the ESPN production staff was about to grab his cards when Graner freaked out.

"You're not recording my cards! I paid $400 rake to play this tournament, you are not filming my cards!" Graner yelled.

Graner and the member of the production staff got tangled over the cards and eventually the dealer ripped the cards to the side.

"Don't film my cards! It's only Day 4 anyway, so who cares?" a very upset Graner yelled.

"I was going to show, but now I think that's unfair," Dan Smith said as he swiftly put his cards into the muck.

"He mucked his cards! Now you definitely can't show mine!" Graner yelled.

Eventually Graner's cards were mucked and we will never know what either player had. What we do know is that Smith is the chip leader right on the bubble!

Player Chips Progress
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,540,000 520,000
Stephen Graner us
Stephen Graner
us 745,000 -608,500

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