Hand #50: Chris Klodnicki raised to 800,000 on the button, Antonio Esfandiari moved all in in the big blind, and Klodnicki folded.
Hand #51: Klodnicki raised to 800,000 in the cutoff, Bill Perkins three-bet to 2.4 million on the button, and Klodnicki folded.
Hand #52: Esfandiari raised to 825,000 on the button, Klodnicki three-bet shoved in the big blind, and Esfandiari folded.
Hand #53: Esfandiari raised to 800,000 in first position, and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #54: Klodnicki raised to 800,000 on the button, Esfandiari moved all in for 9.925 million in the big blind, and Klodnicki tank-called.
"It's a fair fight!" Perkins stood and yelled when the hands were tabled.
True enough, the two were racing, and Esfandiari remained in the lead when the flop fell . Klodnicki held backdoor straight and flush draws, but both of them were extinguished when the turned.
Esfandiari was strolling around the stage, one card away from a much-needed double, and the crowed hushed as the fell on the river. Stunned, Esfandiari threw his hands on top of his head and walked slowly to where his seat had been. After a few handshakes, the still shell-shocked Esfandiari left the mothership, and a massive, 20 million-chip pot was pushed Klodnicki's way.