I swear winning these tournaments comes down to just plane getting lucky. The two chip leaders clash in a hand with a massive SBR cooler being dealt. The other guys are so short that Antonio could just relentlessly steal from them as they were more concerned with finishing 2nd than trying to win the tournament.
This was the key hand giving Antonio a massive chip lead:
With the flop reading , Jonathan Lane bet out only to find a raise from Antonio Esfandiari. Lane three-bet the action to 850,000 and Antonio four-bet all in. Lane, the second biggest stack at the table who is bested only by Esfandiari made the call for his tournament life:
Antonio flopped the nut straight while Lane flopped the low end. The dealer showed the two the on the turn and Esfandiari's arms slowly raised up in the air as he ran to his rail to give out high fives. The completed the board and just like that Lane was sent home and Esfandiari has a dominating chip lead over the rest of the field.