Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Eslami Rivers a Winner

Ali Eslami

Andy Frankenberger raised to 50,000 from the hijack seat, and Ali Eslami defended his big blind to see a heads-up flop.

It came {10-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {8-Clubs}, and Eslami checked to the raiser. When Frankenberger bet 61,000, Eslami check-raised nearly all in. He slid out 194,000, leaving just his last yellow T1,000 chip capping his cards. Frankenberger announced the call, and the hands were held face-down until the next card.

It was the {9-Hearts}, and Frankenberger used an overkill pot-sized bet to get Eslami's last chip into the middle.

"I have a good hand now," Eslami announced. He was still behind with {J-Hearts} {8-Hearts}, but he was nearly even money against Frankenberger's {A-Clubs} {10-Diamonds}. The PokerNews Odds Calculator tells us he had a 45.45% chance of making a winner on the last card.

Sure enough, the river brought the {7-Spades} and the straight for Eslami, and he's found his double. Just like that.

Ali Eslami us 502,000 184,000
Andy Frankenberger us 445,000 -261,000

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