|Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal|
|Did he have a straight flush or was he bluffing? Morgan won't say.|
On Sunday, during the first day of the $1 million buy-in "Big One for One Drop" event, Morgan was such a cool customer that he forced Moscow businessman Mikhail Smirnov to fold a hand worth $700,000 in chips. Thing is, Smirnov had more than just a pretty good hand -- he had four eights!
Despite having two eights in the pocket and getting two more in the community cards, Smirnov was apparently worried Morgan, who had gone all-in and bet his entire stack of $3.4 million in chips, had a straight flush. The hand's community cards included a jack, eight, and seven of spades, and after contemplating all the possibilities Smirnov apparently came to believe Morgan had the nine and 10 of spades in his pocket.