When action reached young Daniel Kelly in middle position, he mustered the strength and wisdom possessed only by an experienced play to execute a raise. Not to be outdone and intimidated, the player in the hijack made a stand by three-betting. Wisely, the innocent players in the blinds got out of harm's way as the dealer instituted flop procedures.
Perhaps it was fear, or a well-time trap, but Kelly rapped the table to signify a check. The hijack pounced on the opportunity with a bet, which his opponent called without so much as a flinch. The dealer burned and put out the next card.
Again young Kelly checked, allowing the hijack to strategically place out a big bet. With the force of an unpredicted storm, Kelly moved in with a check-raise. Whether it was shock and awe or simple caution, the hijack decided just to call.
This was the penultimate moment young Kelly had waited for. He gather a bet and forcefully pushed it forward. Just when it seemed as if he was on the verge of victory, the hijack put in a raise! Kelly made the call and the moment everyone had waited for arrived. The hijack slowly turned over his cards . . . for the nut flush.
While Kelly was defeated, he lost neither his poise, grace, nor dignity. He just lost a few chips.