Tournament of Champions
Days:
123

Ali Eslami Eliminated in 5th Place ($50,000)

connorrichards • Level 26: Blinds 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Ali Eslami

Ryan Messick raised to 120,000 with {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Ali Eslami called out of the big blind with {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}. On the {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop, Eslami check-called a bet worth 60,000 and they headed to the {3-Hearts} turn. Eslami bet 480,000 with just one chip behind and Messick snap-called and revealed the nuts without realizing Eslami was not all in. Knowing he was drawing dead, Eslami folded and saved his last 5,000.

In the very next hand, Eslami was all-in for the last 5,000 out of the big blind and Raul Garza limped in the cutoff, as did Robert Cowen on the button while Messick checked the option in the big blind. It checked to Cowen on the {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop, who bet 160,000 and isolated.

Ali Eslami: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Robert Cowen: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

While Eslami had some outs even after the {8-Hearts} turn, the {6-Diamonds} river only improved Cowen to the ten-high straight and Eslami departed in fifth place for $50,000.

Player Chips Progress
Benjamin Kaupp
Benjamin Kaupp
4,800,000
Raul Garza US
Raul Garza
US 3,700,000 -100,000
Robert Cowen gb
Robert Cowen
gb 3,400,000 200,000
Ryan Messick us
Ryan Messick
us 2,200,000 900,000
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us Busted

Tags: Ali EslamiRaul GarzaRobert CowenRyan Messick