WSOP Tournament of Champions

Negreanu Flushes Duke

Chipping up early

Antonio Esfandiari opened for 600 from under-the-gun and both Annie Duke and Daniel Negreanu called from the blinds.

The flop came down {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{3-Spades}. Duke and Negreanu checked to Esfandiari, who bet 1,525. Duke called and Negreanu called as well. The turn fell the {5-Diamonds} and this time, Duke led out for 2,800. Negreanu called and Esfandiari folded. The river was the {8-Clubs} and Duke made it 5,300 to go. Negreanu leaned back, stretched his arms over his head and screwed his face up as he tanked. Finally, he made the call.

Negreanu showed {J-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for the flush, and the win, taking down the 23,000 pot-- the largest we've seen so far on the ESPN featured table.

Tags: Annie DukeDaniel Negreanu