From the button Antonio Esfandiari raised it up to 180,000 and Mikhail Smirnov put in a three-bet to 600,000 from the small blind. Jason Mercier gave up his big blind, and Esfandiari called.
The flop came down and Smirnov bet 225,000, Esfandiari called. The turn was the and Smirnov fired out 400,000. Esfandiari called once more, and the river was the .
Smirnov checked the river and Esfandiari threw out a big 975,000 chip bet. Smirnov made the call after some tanking and Esfandiari showed for a rivered straight. Esfandiari is back out in front after winning this pot.