Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Patrick Eskandar Eliminated in 20th Place ($317,161)

Patrick Eskandar - 20th place

Pascal LeFrancois raised to 375,000 to open the pot, and Patrick Eskandar moved all in for 845,000 total. Soi Nguyen called from the big blind, and LeFrancois called as well to give Eskandar a shot at the triple-up.

The flop came {Q-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {10-Clubs}, and Nguyen made a bet to shake LeFrancois out of the hand. With Eskandar at risk, the cards were on their backs:

Eskandar: {A-Hearts} {7-Hearts}
Nguyen: {K-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}

"Any ace," someone at the table said, and that was pretty much what Eskandar was going to need. The turn {10-Hearts} was most definitely not an ace, and neither was the {K-Diamonds} that filled out the board on fifth street.

Unable to improve, Patrick Eskandar has been eliminated in 20th place. He'll take home more than $300,000 for his efforts over the past two weeks.

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