Antonio Esfandiari raised to 1,050, and when Joe Hachem reraised to 3,050, Esfandiari folded. Antonio's brother, walking by on his way to play in the 1:00 p.m. deep stack, stopped to cheer for Hachem.
Two hands later, Esfandiari again raised preflop. On the button, Howard Lederer three-bet to 3,000. This time, Antonio wasn't going to back down. He made it 8,500 to go. Lederer paused for a minute and studied Esfandiari. He motioned like he was going to put his whole stack in the middle a few times, but instead, Lederer opted to fold. He's down to 18,700.