$100,000 Super High Roller

Antonio Esfandiari Eliminated in 4th Place ($575,920)

[user101598] • Level 20: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Antonio Esfandiari - 4th Place

Vanessa Selbst opened to 160,000 on the button with {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. Antonio Esfandiari woke up with {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} 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 {2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, giving Selbst a wheel draw and a backdoor flush draw, but Selbst needed neither. The {a-Diamonds} spiked on the turn, giving the Team PokerStars Pro a leading pair of aces, and the {5-Clubs} bricked off on the river.

Esfandiari is out in fourth place, earning $575,920, while Selbst now has over seven million chips.

Player Chips Progress
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 7,350,000 2,435,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 4,210,000 -50,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 2,435,000 -10,000
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us Busted

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