WSOP Tournament of Champions

Hachem vs. Esfandiari, Round 2

Joe Hachem

Joe Hachem, Bertrand Grospellier and Antonio Esfandiari all saw a {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}[9h flop for 500 chips apiece. Grospellier led out for 1,125, Esfandiari flat-called, and Hachem the reraising machine made it 5,500 to go. Grospellier folded and Esfandiari called.

The turn came the {9-Diamonds}. Esfandiari checked and Hachem checked behind. The river fell the {8-Spades} and Esfandiari bet 8,400. Hachem tanked for several minutes, furrowing his brow while Esfandiari appeared totally relaxed. Hachem abruptly interrupted his tank by standing up from his chair and leaning over the table a bit before finally deciding to muck his hand.

Esfandiari blew kisses to the audience as he raked in the pot.

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