Kenna James opened with a bet from middle position and got a single caller in Howard Smith from the small blind. When Smith only asked for one card on the first draw, James pretended to be taken aback.
"Only one, eh?" said James. "Okay, I'll take two… if you had taken two, I'd have taken one," he added.
"I've gotta check," grinned Smith, and James promptly fired a bet. Smith then check-raised. "Whoa!" said James. "I knew you were creative… okay, I'll be seeing you at showdown." James called.
On the last two draws, Smith stood pat and James drew one card. After the second draw Smith bet and James called, but on the end Smith just checked and James checked behind as well.
James tabled , and the dealer explained he had a 3-card hand. "I have a seven," said Smith leaning forward, turning over .
"The old Badugi check-raise!" said a smiling James as postscript to the hand. "You gotta love it!"