2011 World Series of Poker

Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Days: 3

Griffin Grabs Esfandiari's Chips

After the recent flurry of bustouts, Kenneth Griffin decided it was his turn to grab some chips, and he raised to 65,000 from the cutoff. Antonio Esfandiari didn't like the idea of surrendering his small blind, so he reraised and made it 150,000 to go. Griffin wanted to see the flop and he made the call.

Flop: {A-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}

The Magician led out for a bet of 115,000, trying to represent that he had connected with the textured flop, but Griffin was not a believer and he reraised all-in for 660,000. The power play worked to perfection and Esfandiari was forced to muck his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
1,700,000 -120,000
Badge Title
Kenneth Griffin us
Kenneth Griffin
1,240,000 220,000

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariKenneth Griffin