We picked up the action on the turn, heads up between Ali Eslami and Mikhail Tulchinskiy. The board showed , and Eslami checked from the blinds. Tulchinskiy bet 3,000, Eslami check-raised to 8,500, and Tulchinskiy reraised all in for about 12,000 or so. Eslami called with for the nuts, and we never got to see Tulchinskiy's hand. He mucked with some frustration as the filled out the board, though someone at the table said they saw in his hand, too. Whatever it was, it wasn't good, and we're minus on Russian here on Day 1.
Eslami is on the rise, bolstering his stack up to about 47,000 with that knockout pot.