Hand #69: From the cutoff seat, Scott Seiver raised to 530,000. Antonio Esfandiari reraised from the big blind to 1.4 million. Seiver called, and the flop came down . Both players checked, and the turn was the . Both checked again, and the river was the . Esfandiari checked, and Seiver. Esfandiari showed the , and Seiver mucked.
Hand #70: Paul Newey opened to 500,000 from the cutoff seat, Esfandiari reraised to 1.3 million from the small blind and won the pot.
Hand #71: Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 500,000 from the cutoff seat, Esfandiari called on the button, and Daniel Colman called from the big blind. With three players in action, the flop came down . Colman checked, Reinkemeier checked, and Esfandiari bet 730,000. Colman folded, and Reinkemeier called.
The turn was the , and Reinkemeier checked to this event's defending champion. Esfandiari checked behind, and the river was the . Reinkmeier checked, and Esfandiari checked.
Reinkemeier showed the for a jack-high straight, and Esfandiari mucked his hand.