Kitty Cripples the Magician
Level 8 : 200-400, 50 ante
Kitty Kuo opened to 800, and action folded around to Antonio Esfandiari, who called in the big blind. The dealer fanned out a flop, and Esfandiari check-raised a bet of 700 from Kuo, to 2,050. Kuo announced all in and Esfandiari thought for a moment before making the call, putting Kuo at risk.
Kuo had flopped a set and had Esfandiari in big trouble. The turn and river changed nothing and Kuo crippled Esfandiari with the double up.
Esfandiari has chipped up a small amount as he shoved preflop the next three hands, winning the blinds and antes.