On table 24 just now we saw a nice back and forth in a hand that was ultimately won by Michael Khan. Holding the short end of the stick was Daniel Hughes. In this case his opponent caught a flush on the river and Daniel wasn’t able to push him out early enough with his superior hand.
When we approached table the flop was already down, . Michael was UTG and checked, so did his neighbor to the left. Daniel Hughes led out with a bet of 5,000. This pushed out Jessie Wheatley on the button, Michael called, and his neighbor on the left got out of the way. It was now a heads up affair.
An came down on the turn, and both players checked the paired board. He didn’t know it then, but Daniel’s check sealed his fate for the day. The river was an and Michael looked serious for two minutes, contemplating his bet size. He chose 22,000 chips. He played it perfectly, as Daniel jammed and Michael called right away.
Michael turned over a suited and Daniel’s pocket couldn’t compete, although they were ahead on the turn. Too bad for Daniel, but that’s poker.