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

Listening to Antonio

• Taso 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Antonio Esfandiari (pictured in less chatty times)

Antonio Esfandiari came back from the dinner break awfully chatty. He seems to be a talkative person by nature, but he's really been chattering heavily for the last half hour.

While we were here at our desk typing, we couldn't help but eavesdrop on his table talk about 25 feet away. Matt Marafioti was his first target.

"Kid has a decision every hand," he said as Marafioti tanked preflop. "Every single hand, this kid's got a decision." The two exchanged a few quieter comments, and Esfandiari continued. "Now you're just doing it to get under my skin. Every hand."

A few moments later, Esfandiari was forced out of a pot by David Benyamine. "Take it, sir," he said. "You've been beating me for eight years. I don't see that changing any time soon."

Just then, Andy Frankenberger came sprinting past their table on his way to the restroom, presumably. "Frankenberger!" Esfandiari's voice followed him out the door. "Frankenberger. That's gotta be the coolest name in poker. Except Lunkin. Lunkin. Lun-kin. We got a Lunkin!"

If you had more than twice the average chips with 24 players left in a $10k, you might be a little chatty, too.

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