With the exit of Mori Eskandani in 9th place, we are heading to the final table. But first, let us explain how Eskandani's gallant elimination occurred.
It was during a hand of Stud Eight-or-Better and it all started when Paul Sokoloff brought it in with a out front. Matt Waxman then made the call with his and John Monnette called with a . Mori Eskandani then completed with his and Monnette, Waxman and Sokoloff all made the call.
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On fourth street, Monnette bet his pair and his three opponents called. Fifth street saw Monnette again bet and another three calls came along for the ride. On sixth street, Monnette led again and this time Eskandani raised. Sokoloff made the call and Waxman got out of the way. Monnette threw in the extra chips to call and we would see the final card dealt out.
Monnette checked on seventh and Eskandani shoved his remaining 38,000 into the pot. Sokoloff called and then Monnette check-rasied. Sokoloff called and the three players turned their hole cards over.
Eskandani held was good for a flush, but Monnette's gave him the full house. With no low for Eskandani, he was sent home. The remainder of the pot was chopped up, with Sokoloff holding , enough for a low.