Dan Shak opened for 70,000 from the cutoff and got one caller in Mikhail Smirnov on the button. The flop came . Shak paused a beat, then flipped out a single lavender chip for a bet of 100,000, and Smirnov quickly called. The turn was the . Shak again waited a few seconds, then bet 400,000. Once again, Smirnov called immediately.
The river was the . This time Shak was the one acting quickly, declaring he was all in. He began pushing forward his remaining chips, and Smirnov placed a single chip on his cards and sat back in contemplation.
Finally Smirnov folded, and when Shak flashed his cards to Smirnov the dealer informed the table what he had: "Pocket aces."
Subsequent conversation between Shak and Smirnov revealed the latter had and was looking for a six or a diamond. "So you weren't calling anything, then?" said Shak, and Smirnov nodded.