Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

"It Takes a Lot of Heart to Call with This Hand"

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Randy Ohel opened for 8,000 from middle position and was met by a three-bet to 15,000 from Ali Eslami in the cutoff. Action folded back to Ohel, and the WSOP bracelet winner shoved all in for 130,000 total. Eslami hit the tank for several minutes as the ESPN cameras surrounded the table.

"It takes a lot of heart to call with this hand," Eslami explained. He had chips to spare, and after a couple more minutes in the tank he made the call.

Eslami: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Ohel: {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

Ohel didn't seem thrilled Eslami called him so light, and he didn't get any happier when the {k-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Spades} flop put out a flush draw against him. The {5-Diamonds} turn wasn't a spade, but it gave Eslami even more outs to a straight.

"It'll be an exciting river either way," Eslami explained. The dealer burned one last time and put out the {2-Clubs}. Ohel managed to fade Eslami's outs and doubled on the hand.

Player Chips Progress
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 650,000 -120,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 270,000 137,500

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