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Antonio Esfandiari Doubles Thru Nikolay Evdakov
Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Antonio Esfandiari raises to 10,000 from middle position and Nikolay Evdakov reraises to25,000 behind him. Esfandiari makes it 55,000 to go and Evdakov asks for a count of what Esfandiari has behind.
"It's around 160,000," Esfandiari tells him. Evdakov announces he is all-in and Esfandiari wordlessly flips over his AA. Evdakov cringes and shows AQ.
The dealer hesistates for a minute and Esfandiari clarifies his action. "I call, obviously."
The board runs out J5249 and Esfandiari doubles to the chip lead with 415,000 chips. Evdakov, meanwhile, drops to 167,500.
05:50 PM, 02/20/11