Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Esfandiari Takes a Hit Early

• Taso 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Antonio Esfandiari

With blinds at 300/600, Antonio Esfandiari made it 1,500 total. Maxim Lykov made the call and they saw a flop of {4-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{A-Hearts}. Lykov checked and Esfandiari fired out a bet of 2,100. Lykov raised to 5,200 total and Esfandiari called. The turn fell {3-Hearts}. Once again Lykov checked and once again Esfandiari shot out a bet. The magic number this time was 7,300, which Lykov eventually called. The river came {Q-Hearts} and both players checked.

Lykov tabled {A-Spades}{8-Hearts} and scooped a pot of 28,000.

Tagit: Antonio EsfandiariMaxim Lykov