Super High Roller

Shak's Stock Climbs

• Level 11: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Dan Shak opened the pot with a raise to 30,000, and Will Molson three-bet to 62,000. When it came back around to Shak, he looked down longingly at the 233,000 chips he had and shoved them all in. Molson called with the {Q-Hearts} {Q-Spades}, and his overpair had Shak's {9-Spades} {9-Diamonds} in a world of trouble.

"Everyone peels a nine..." Isaac Haxton said in a fine case of dramatic foreshadowing.

The flop came {9-Clubs} {A-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds}, and Shak flopped the lucky set to pull into a big lead. He was unsatisfied with his edge though, and he asked the dealer for a diamond on the turn.

It was indeed the {10-Diamonds}, stealing one of Molson's outs and leaving him dead to the queen of clubs.

"Here comes the queen of clubs," Daniel Negreanu chimed in, trying his own hand at the fortune telling. Almost.

The river was the frightening {K-Clubs}, scary but ultimately safe for Shak. That secures his double, moving him up close to the half-million chip mark. Things are not so good for Molson now; he's left with just 80,000 chips.

Tags: Dan ShakWill Molson