Vanessa Selbst opened to 160,000 on the button with . Antonio Esfandiari woke up with in the big blind, quickly three-betting to 430,000, and Selbst asked for a count.
Esfandiari counted his remaining stacks with his finger and said that he had 1.9 million behind his three-bet. Selbst closed her eyes while thinking, riffling chips with her right hand, then reached for more green T25,000 chips. She slid out a four-bet of 780,000, Esfandiari moved all in, and Selbst instantly called.
Get on your horses, it's race time!
Esfandiari popped up from his chair and started to give the dealer a massage.
"Please," he said, shaking the man. "Please."
The flop fell , giving Selbst a wheel draw and a backdoor flush draw, but Selbst needed neither. The spiked on the turn, giving the Team PokerStars Pro a leading pair of aces, and the bricked off on the river.
Esfandiari is out in fourth place, earning $575,920, while Selbst now has over seven million chips.