The table folded around to Gavin Smith who completed from the small blind, then Jarred Solomon raised to 20,000 from the big blind. Smith called, and the flop came . Smith checked, Solomon bet 31,000, and Smith quickly called. Both then checked the turn.
The river brought the . Smith checked, and Solomon fired 44,000. Smith didn't wait long to call, tabling for a club flush. Solomon folded, his hand -- -- briefly visible as he did.
Smith increases his chip lead on that one, moving close to 800,000 while Solomon slips to about 550,000.
Timothy Finne raised from under the gun, and it folded to Danny Hannawa who called from the big blind. The flop came . Hannawa checked, Finne bet, Hannawa check-raised, and Finne called. The turn was the , and this time Hannawa bet and Finne called. Same story -- a bet-call -- following the river .
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