Over in the small-ball match, Gus Hansen has been limping every button, as he has been for three days now. We pick up another pot as he limps, and Matt Marafioti knocked the table for a free flop. It came , and Marafioti check-called a bet of 6,000. The turn came the , and he check-called another 22,000 to see the on the river. When Marafioti checked a third time, Hansen shrugged and pounded the table with his fist.
Marafioti tabled , and his trips were as good as he expected. He's now taken a bit of a lead in the match with about 455,000 to Hansen's 345,000, and both men still have 800,000 chips in reserve.