WSOP Tournament of Champions

Magician Disappears

Antonio Esfandiari

Despite expressing his belief in their presence, the Poker Gods have now turned on Antonio Esfandiari to send him hurtling to the rail.

The board read {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}, and although Esfandiari held top pair with {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}, Johnny Chan had him by the short and curlies with {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.

An academic {J-Clubs} river later and the Magician was gone.

"I folded sevens, Johnny," revealed Jennifer Harman in the aftermath.

"When you play poker, there is no God," mused Scotty Nguyen. For some players, it would seem, he may be right.

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