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Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
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Guy Laliberté Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,834,666)

donpeters • Level 22: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Guy Laliberté and Antonio Esfandiari

Hand #59: On the first hand of the next level, David Einhorn had the button. Actin folded to him and he raised to 1.6 million. Phil Hellmuth made the call from the big blind and the flop came down {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Hellmuth checked, Einhorn bet two million and Hellmuth folded.

Hand #60: Guy Laliberté had the button. Sam Trickett raised to 1.6 million from under the gun and Laliberté three-bet to five million. Antonio Esfandiari reraised from the big blind to 12.3 million and Trickett folded. Laliberté moved all in for over 25 million quickly and Esfandiari called to put a pot over 50 million up for grabs.

Laliberté: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Esfandiari: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Laliberté stayed in front with his queens. The two stood hugging in the middle of the stage and looked to be having a blast, despite flipping for tons and tons of chips.

The turn card was the {K-Spades} and Laliberté fell behind as Esfandiari smashed a king to make a higher pair. The river was delivered with the {4-Clubs} and that was it. Esfandiari had won the pot and eliminated Laliberté in fifth place.

Laliberté was sent off with a standing ovation from everyone in the rooms. Hundreds clapped and cheered before chants of, "Guy! Guy! Guy! Guy! Guy!" rang through the Amazon Room. He received hugs from all the players and gave them back, before exiting the same way he came in, through the back tunnel of the ESPN Main Stage.

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariDavid EinhornGuy LalibertéPhil HellmuthSam Trickett