Hands #41-45: "Nice Speech"
Hand #41: Shannon Shorr raised to 45,000 from under the gun and got no action.
Hand #42: Esther Taylor raised to 70,000 from middle position, and Zahir Gilani called from the cutoff. The flop came , Taylor bet 80,000, and Gilani folded.
Hand #43: Ryan Laplante raised to 70,000 on the button, Victor Choupeaux three-bet to 225,000, and Laplante mucked.
Hand #44: Gilani raised to 90,000 from middle position, and Taylor defended her big blind. The flop came , and Taylor check-called a bet of 90,000 from Gilani. The turn was the , Taylor led out for 250,000, and Gilani mucked.
Hand #45: Gilani limped in from under the gun, as did Shorr from the cutoff and Taylor from the small blind. Sebastian Langrock checked his option from the big blind. The flop came , and Taylor led out for 55,000. Langrock folded, Gilani called, and Shorr folded.
"What did I get myself into?" asked a smiling Gilani.
The turn was the , and both players checked to the on the river. Taylor bet 130,000, Gilani raised to 430,000, and Taylor mucked. "Nice speech" said Taylor.