Ping San Chan opened for 9,500 from early position and got three-bet to 27,000 by Dan Smith from the cutoff. The blinds folded and Chan asked to see how much Smith had behind. Smith told him it was about 270k and Chan made the call.
They saw a flop of . Chan checked, Smith checked behind.
The turn card saw Chan go for a bet of 50,000. Smith gave it a ponder and flicked out the two chips to call.
The river card saw Chan change tack and check. Smith went for a bet of 78,000 which seemed to puzzle his opponent.
Chan looked back at his cards and clacked some chips together in his hands. Finally he paid the price to see Smith’s cards, for the rivered straight was good enough and Chan mucked his cards with a nod.