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Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Esfandiari Says Goodbye, Becomes Chip Leader

Antonio Esfandiari took the lead.

Jonathan Lane opened to 40,000 and Antonio Esfandiari re-raised to 102,000 from the big blind. Lane called and the flop came {4-Hearts} {7-Clubs} {6-Clubs}. Esfandiari bet 120,000 and Lane raised to 625,000 - enough to cover Esfandiari.

"What, a pair and a draw?" Esfandiari asked Lane. "Well ladies and gentlemen, it's been real nice playing you all." He then called and tabled {K-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}.

Lane tabled {8-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} and the board completed {A-Diamonds} {10-Spades} and Esfandiari went from saying his goodbyes to leaping into the chip lead.

Player Chips Progress
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 1,280,000 670,000
Jonathan Lane US
Jonathan Lane
US 400,000 -685,000

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