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

Eslami and Marafioti Play For it All

Ali Eslami

Ali Eslami raised to 175,000 to open the action, and Matt Marafioti three-bet shoved for 260,000 total. Manuel Bevand considered for a good while before folding, and Eslami called all in for 245,000.

Eslami: {K-Hearts} {9-Hearts}
Marafioti: {A-Diamonds} {Q-Spades}

Marafioti was ahead and had the slightly larger stack, but Eslami had the run-good, it seems. The {Q-Clubs} {8-Hearts} {K-Spades} paired both players, but it paired Eslami the hardest. Marafioti could not catch up on the {4-Spades} turn or {J-Hearts} river, and he's been parted with all but 15,000 of his stack.

Eslami, on the other hand, is back over a half-million chips as the swings continue to be gut-wrenching at this final table.

Ali Eslami us 550,000 285,000
Matt Marafioti ca 15,000 -310,000

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