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

Eslami Gets the Message

• Taso 26: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Ali Eslami

One orbit later, Phil Ivey made his standard 120,000-chip under-the-gun raise. The table once again folded around to Ali Eslami's big blind. This time, though, he decided to just save the 70,000 chips and the pain of check-folding on the flop. He ditched his big blind, and that's another one passed to Ivey.

He's got about 1.7 million chips now.

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