Throughout today everything seemed to be going John Hennigan's way, but things turned around quickly and all his chips now belong to Dan Smith.
Smith started the day with just 60,000 chips but as of right now he's sitting on about 567,000. The WPT winner stepped aside from his table for a minute to tell us how he got a hold of Hennigan's chips.
First Hennigan raised from the cutoff to 7,000 and the small blind called after which Smith three-bet from the big blind to 27,000. Hennigan called and on a board the action was checked tot he river. Smith bet 81,000 on the river and Hennigan folded.
"We were still talking about that hand when, two hands later, Hennigan raised three seats from the button," Smith said.
Smith three-bet from the button to 22,000 and Hennigan called. The flop came down and Hennigan checked to Smith who bet 25,000. Hennigan called and the turn was the on which Hennigan checked again. Smith bet 50,000 this time around and Hennigan proceeded to move all in for an additional 120,000.
Smith had turned the nut straight while Hennigan had a pair and a straight draw. The river was the and Hennigan hit the rail.