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

Eslami Staves Off Elimination Again

• Taso 22: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Ali Eslami

Ali Eslami raised to 40,000 from the button, and Jeff Tims three-bet to 140,000 next door in the small blind. The two men had a quick conversation about their chip stacks to figure out who was shortest. As it turned out, Tims' 164,000 was the slightly covering stack. That didn't stop Eslami from shoving all in, and Tims made the call for nearly his full stack, too.

"I got a pair," Tims announced.

"Then it's a flip," Eslami answered.

Eslami: {A-Spades} {J-Diamonds}
Tims: {4-Spades} {4-Hearts}

Tims' pair held a big lead after the {2-Spades} {3-Clubs} {6-Spades} flop, and the {5-Clubs} turn made him the straight to the six. Eslami was drawing dead to a chop and one card from the exit.

The river dropped the {4-Clubs}, though, and that puts the same straight on board. Tims was none too pleased at the way that coin flip ended, and he'll have to settle for his money back plus half the big blind.

Tagit: Ali EslamiJeff Tims