Stephane Albertini raised to 135,000 to open the pot, and John Esposito three-bet all in for 785,000 total. When it came back to Albertini, he wasted no time calling, and his was poised for the knockout as the short stack tabled .
The flop wasn't much help for the at-risk Esposito, but the turn opened up a world of outs. He needed to find a four, a three, or any club to stay alive, and the river will do just nicely. "Yeah, baby!" Esposito yelled as his rail erupted in celebration. Their guy has doubled up to about 1.75 million, still about a million back of Albertini.