After Cary Katz raised from the cutoff, Antonio Esfandiari raised to 400,000 from the small blind. Sam Trickett, his heads-up opponent from this event in 2012, called from the big, Katz came along, and all three of them saw a flop of .
Esfandiari checked, Trickett bet 375,000, and Katz called. Esfandiari came along as well and it was still three-way action to the turn. Esfandiari checked for a second time, and Trickett bet a hefty 1.25 million. Katz took his time before folding, Esfandiari called, and the completed the board on the river.
Esfandiari checked for a third time, and Trickett thought long and hard before checking behind. Esfandiari tabled with , and it was good as Trickett mucked.