We caught up with this one on the flop, with three players still in — Eugene Katchalov (big blind), Antonio Esfandiari (hijack), and Nick Schulman (cutoff).
The board read and Katchalov had just checked. Esfandiari fired a bet of 123,000, then Schulman raised to 277,000, forcing a fold from Katchalov. Esfandiari thought a moment, then called.
The turn brought the and a bet of 362,000 from Esfandiari. That sent Schulman into the tank for a full minute or so, after which he finally emerged to raise all in for about 1.1 million, and Esfandiari called.
Two pair for Esfandiari, better than Schulman's overpair. The river came the , and Schulman is out. Exactly 40 players remain.