Not long ago "King" Dan Smith was sitting on a short stack and flirting with elimination, but now it seems the the 2012 $100,000 Challenge champ has righted the ship.
In a recent hand, a player in middle position opened for 1,100 and then called when Smith three-bet to 3,300 from the small blind. When the flop came down , Smith bet 3,000, his opponent called, and the dealer burned and turned the , which both players checked.
When the completed the board on the river, Smith fired out 7,200 and his opponent quickly called. Smith tabled the for queens and nines, and it was good as his opponent mucked.