With the board reading on fourth street, Gennady Shimelfarb checked out of the big blind. Maurice Hawkins did likewise in middle position, and a player in the hijack bet 110,000. Shimelfarb called and Hawkins folded. A hit the river and Shimelfarb thought for a minute before sliding forward all of his red T5000 chips: 275,000. The hijack quickly folded and Shimelfarb dragged the huge pot to pass the 1 million-mark.
Shimelfarb into Seven Figures