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2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 01, 2013 to Monday, June 03, 2013

Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $8,563,050
  • Entries: 6,343
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:58 PM Local Time
Hands 149-152: Gray Doubles Through Liberto

Hand #149: Liberto opened to 600,000 from under the gun, and Gray moved all-in for 3.85 million after it folded to him. Liberto called quickly with    to put Gray at risk, but his    put him in an advantageous position. The flop came    , and with it calls of heart, heart!" from Liberto's rail. When the   arrived on the turn, those calls intensified, but a   on the river changed nothing, and Gray's ladies held up for the double.

Hand #150: Bennington opened for 600,000 from under the gun, and Liberto came along. The       board was checked down the whole way, and Liberto's    was good enough for the win.

Hand #151: Gray opened for 750,000 on the button, and Bennington defended his big blind. The flop of     prompted Gray to check-call a bet of 600,000, and the turn came  . After the two players tapped the table, the   appeared on the river. Bennington led out for 600,000 and Gray looked him up with   , which was good enough to beat the   .

Hand #152: Liberto raised to 600,000 from the button, Chen re-shoved for 4 million, and it folded back around to Liberto. After thinking things over for thirty seconds or so, he released and Chen took it down.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:47 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Michael Bennington10,845,000-960,000
Justin Liberto9,455,00060,000
Benny Chen4,350,000-320,000
Jonathan Gray3,900,0001,220,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:47 PM Local Time
Hands 143-148

Hand #143: Liberto open-shoved from the small blind, stealing the blinds and antes.

Hand #144: Gray moved his entire stack into the middle, open-shoving from under the gun, and his opponents obliged by folding around.

Hand #145: The action folded around to Chen in the small blind, he shoved all-in, and Gray surrendered his big blind.

Hand #146: Gray moved all-in for the small blind, and the blinds and antes were sent his way.

Hand #147: Gray tried the trick again, and once more his opponents gave him their chips without a fight.

Hand #148: Flush with confidence from the previous two hands, Gray popped it to 500,000 from under the gun. Liberto elected to match the bet holding the button, and the flop came    . Gray's check was met with a bet of 250,000 from Liberto, and he called to see the   arrive on the turn. Both players checked and the river brought the  , which prompted a bet of 675,000 from Liberto. Gray called, but both players rolled over    to chop the pot with identical straights.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:37 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Michael Bennington11,805,000-1,375,000
Justin Liberto9,395,000-320,000
Benny Chen4,670,0002,395,000
Jonathan Gray2,680,000-700,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:37 PM Local Time
Hands 137-142: Chen Doubles Through Bennington

Hand #137: Holding the button, Bennington upped the bet to 500,000, and Gray defended his big blind. On the flop of     Liberto checked, Bennington bet 500,000, and the pot was pushed his way.

Hand #138: Gray open-shoved from the small, risking his last 2.8 million, and the blinds and antes were his reward.

Hand #139: Liberto limped in from the small blind, Bennington checked his option, and a bet by Liberto on the     flop took it down.

Hand #140: Bennington's raise to 520,000 from the small blind was enough for the win.

Hand #141: With his stack under 7 big blinds, Chen open-shoved for 1.715 million from the small blind when the action folded around to him. Gray thought about things for a while, but ultimately decided to let this one go.

Hand #142: Bennington raised to 500,000 from under the gun, Chen moved all-in over the top for 2.075 million, and Bennington asked for a count. Eventually the doctor made the call with   , getting tremendous pot odds on the chance to eliminate a dangerous player, but he was dominated by Chen's   . With his rail calling for an ace, the dealer delivered one on the     flop. While this flop looked good for Chen, Bennington actually picked up an additional out by exchanging queens for tens, and he was now looking to complete his gutshot Broadway draw to eliminate Chen. No such luck arrived on the turn of   or river  , however, and Chen notched a desperately needed double.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:24 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Michael Bennington13,180,0001,800,000
Justin Liberto9,715,0001,160,000
Jonathan Gray3,380,000-1,840,000
Benny Chen2,275,000-1,120,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:24 PM Local Time
Hands 130-136

Hand #130: Liberto's bleeding ended momentarily, courtesy of a walk in the big blind.

Hand #131: Bennington continued his climb, calling a preflop raise of 550,000 made by Gray, and betting the turn on a      to force Gray out.

Hand #132: Gray open-shoved for 4.43 million, and the overbet did the job.

Hand #133: Bennington raised his button to 500,000, and scooped the blinds and antes.

Hand #134: Liberto received another walk in his big blind.

Hand #135: Gray raised his button to 550,000, Bennington came along, and the flop fell    . Both players checked, and the action repeated on the  . When the   came on the river, Bennington fired a bet of 500,000 at Gray, who tanked for a minute or two before looking the doctor up. When Bennington opened up   , his flush was too much for Gray, who sailed his cards into the muck.

Hand #136: Liberto raised his button to 480,000, Bennington and Chen called from the blinds, and the flop came    . After it was checked to him, Liberto fired away with a bet of 570,000, forcing his two opponents to retreat.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:12 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Michael Bennington11,380,0003,280,000
Justin Liberto8,555,000-3,120,000
Jonathan Gray5,220,000-600,000
Benny Chen3,395,000440,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:11 PM Local Time
Hand 129: Liberto Loses Chip Lead

Hand #129: Liberto opened to 480,000 from under the gun, Bennington called on his button, and Gray defended his big blind. The flop fell     and Gray checked it over to Liberto, who bet 525,000. Bennington came along, Gray mucked, and the turn of   was checked around. After the   fell on the river, Liberto tried to push the mild mannered doctor around with a bet of 1.56 million, but Bennington looked him up with   , which proved to be good enough.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:11 PM Local Time
Hands 123-128: Much Ado About Nothing

Hand #123: Liberto raised to 495,000 out of the small blind, and Bennington defended from the big. A flop of     was checked through, and on the   turn Liberto took it down with a 425,000 bet.

Hand #124: Gray won the blinds and antes with a raise to 550,000 from under the gun.

Hand #125: With his stack dwindling quickly after the dinner break, Chen open-shoved for roughly 2.6 million, claiming the dead money.

Hand #126: Holding the biggest stack at the table, Liberto received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #127: Liberto limped in on the small blind and Bennington checked his option, bringing a flop of     to the board. After checks around, the   arrived on the turn, prompting Liberto to lead out for 325,000. Bennington called this bet, and on the   river, he led again for 645,000. Bennington raised to 1.5 million, however, and his aggression earned him this sizable pot.

Hand #128: Bennington raised to 520,000 in the small blind, but folded after Chen three-bet all-in for his remaining 2.9 million chips.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:05 PM Local Time
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:59 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Justin Liberto11,675,000110,000
Michael Bennington8,100,000610,000
Jonathan Gray5,820,000-160,000
Benny Chen2,955,000-560,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:59 PM Local Time
Hands 118-122

Hand #118: Bennington opened for 500,000 from under the gun, and Liberto called from to defend his big blind. On the       both players checked it down the whole way, and Liberto opened up    for a rivered pair, which was good enough to take the pot.

Hand #119: Liberto bumped it to 525,000 from the small blind and took down a pile of ante chips.

Hand #120: Gray raised to 600,000 from under the gun, good enough to fold the table.

Hand #121: Opening for 480,000 under the gun, Liberto claimed yet another small pot.

Hand #122: Bennington raised from under the gun, making it 500,000 to play, Liberto called defending his big blind, and the flop of     was checked down. The turn card came  , Liberto led out for 390,000, and Bennington came along to see the   fall on the river. Liberto then check-called a bet of 500,000, but mucked when Bennington rolled over the    for a rivered bottom pair.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:49 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Justin Liberto11,565,000520,000
Michael Bennington7,490,000-520,000
Jonathan Gray5,980,0003,550,000
Benny Chen3,515,000-3,550,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:49 PM Local Time
Hands 114-117, Gray Doubles Through Chen

Hand #114: Chen limped his button, departing from typical tournament strategy during these late stages, and Gray shoved his short-stack forward. Chen must have not expected this move from Gray, depsite the latter holding only 10 big blinds, as he mucked his hand rather quickly.

Hand #115: Liberto limped from the small blind, Bennington checked his option, and by betting the     flop Liberto took it down.

Hand #116: Liberto opened to 480,000 from the button, earning the blinds and antes.

Hand #117: Chen moved all-in with    to force Gray to a decision, and with    the decision was simple. He called to put his tournament at risk, and a runout of       doubled his stack of 2.91 million.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:45 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

The players are on a 60-minute dinner break.

Justin Liberto11,045,000-945,000
Michael Bennington8,010,0001,880,000
Benny Chen7,065,000-285,000
Jonathan Gray2,430,000-650,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:39 PM Local Time
Hands 111-113

Hand #111: Chen limped his button, Liberto checked his option, and the flop of     saw him lead out for 225,000. Chen called, the turn came  , and a second barrel of 460,000 gave Liberto the pot.

Hand #112: Chen's open of 400,000 was enough to force folds around the table.

Hand #113: Liberto raised to 420,000 from the button, and Bennington and Chen flatted from the blinds. The flop of     was checked down, and the   arrived on the turn. This time Bennington led out for 400,000, Chen called, and Liberto raised it up to 1.1 million. Michael responded with an all-in reshove, which was good enough to scare Liberto away.

Hand #114: Chen limped from the small blind after it folded to him, and Gray checked his option. They checked down a board of     , but on the river   Grey followed Chen's check with a bet of 200,000. Chen looked him up with    for fourth pair, and the hand proved to be good.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:33 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto11,990,000630,000
Benny Chen7,350,000230,000
Michael Bennington6,130,000-590,000
Jonathan Gray3,080,000-270,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:30 PM Local Time
Hands 102-110: The Grind

Hand #102: Liberto raised and took it down with an under the gun bet of 420,000.

Hand #103: Chen limped in from the button and Liberto checked his option in the big blind. Both players checked the flop of    , and the   on the turn prompted Liberto to check-call a bet of 200,000. They checked the river   and Chen rolled over    for the winning pair.

Hand #104-106: Raise and takes for Chen, Gray and Bennington in that order.

Hand #107: Liberto received a walk in the big blind, which has been a rarity at this aggressive final table.

Hand #108: Gray opened for 400,000, leaving Liberto and Bennington to flat from the blinds. A flop of     induced no action, and the three players checked it down. On the   turn, Liberto led out for 600,000 and forced his opponents to fold.

Hand #109: Gray moved all-in from the small blind, taking down the blinds and antes with his 3 million chip move.

Hand #110: Chen raised to 475,000 from under the gun and scooped the dead money.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:18 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto11,360,0001,530,000
Benny Chen7,120,000-2,840,000
Michael Bennington6,720,0003,160,000
Jonathan Gray3,350,000-1,820,000
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