Aoki Goes Boat, Leads Game Three

Steve Aoki completes and Dan Smith checks his option, early in their third and final game.

The players check down to the river on the 5c – 5h – 6s – 8c – Qd board.

Smith makes it 1,920, Aoki bumps it to 7,200 and Smith calls to see the bad news.

Aoki limped with Sixes and flopped a boat. Smith has Qs – 7d and he’s unlucky to hit the river for top pair.

Aoki takes a small early final-game lead.