We noticed that Antonio Esfandiari was no longer in his seat, and a quick check with Jake Balsiger, who had been seated to "The Magician's" immediate left, confirmed that he had been eliminated from the tournament.
Balsiger said that Esfandiari, who was short stacked, had three-bet to 1,000 after an opponent had opened for 350. The initial raiser then moved all in and Esfandiari called off for 2,700. Esfandiari held , but it was dominated by the of his opponent. The board ran out clean and Esfandiari was sent to the rail.