We caught the action on the turn, with a board reading and a pot of nearly 40,000 chips up for grabs. Gus Hansen fired 28,000 and Alaei studied his man before making the call. The river card was the and Hansen began slowly playing with his chips, repeatedly counting and shuffling a stack of twenty 5,000 chips. Eventually he decided on a bet of 95,000 and Alaei reacted by standing briefly before making the call. In his inimitable style, Hansen smiled sheepishly and asked "Ace good?" before turning over the and scooping the nearly 300,000 chip pot.
Sarah Grant talked to Gus Hansen about his hand, as well as his match-up with Jason Mercier.