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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


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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:18 PM Local Time
Hands 99-101: Bennington Building

Hand #99: Chen raised his button to 400,000 and was called in two spots, by Gray in small blind and Liberto in the big. A flop of     prompted Gray and Liberto to check, but Chen continued with a bet of 450,000. Gray flatted and Liberto folded, bringing the   on turn. Both players checked, and did so again on the   river. Opening    for top pair, Gray took the pot down.

Hand #100: Chen raised again, this time opening to 400,000 from under the gun. In the small blind, Liberto three-bet to 945,000, a move which was met by a four-bet to 1.7 million. Liberto flat-called this large bet and we saw a flop of     appear. Despite the aggressive preflop action, however, both players checked the flop and the   came on the turn. Two more checks later, the   completed the board, and Liberto led out for a bet of 1.5 million. Chen couldn't stand the heat, so he got out of the kitchen with a quick fold.

Hand #101: Gray opened for 550,000 from under the gun, and Bennington flatted in the small blind to see a flop of     arrive. Both players checked the textured board, and the   came on the turn, prompting another check by Bennington. Gray fired away with a 700,000 wager, but he could not lose his stubborn opponent. After the river delivered the  , Bennington moved all-in for 1.85 million, causing Gray to tank for a minute or two before ultimately making the call. Bennington rolled over the    for trip kings, top kicker, and big slick proved to be enough.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:07 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Benny Chen9,960,000-90,000
Justin Liberto9,830,000-2,090,000
Jonathan Gray5,170,0002,770,000
Michael Bennington3,560,000-620,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:06 PM Local Time
Hands 96-98: Gray Spikes River to Double Through Liberto

Hand #96: From the cutoff, Chen popped it to 400,000, and Liberto and Bennington called out of the blinds. The flop of     caused Liberto and Bennington to check, and Chen took the lead in the hand with a bet of 550,000, which was enought to force the folds.

Hand #97: Liberto raised his button to 420,000 and Chen defended his big blind to bring a flop of     on board. Both players checked and we saw the   arrive on the turn. Chen led out for 400,000 and Liberto flatted, which brought us to the   on the river. After Chen tapped the table, Liberto slid forward towers of chips totaling 2 million, and despite mulling his options for a minute or so, Chen released his hands.

Hand #98: Liberto opened for the standard 420,000 in the cutoff, and Gray responded with a three-bet shove from the big blind, putting his last 2.64 million at risk. Liberto looked him up with   , and his premium pocket pair had Gray's    in bad shape, The inferior hand improved on the     flop, but the turn of   brought no further help. It would be an   on the river that did the job, giving Gray two pair and a come from behind double up.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:57 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto11,920,0001,510,000
Benny Chen10,050,000-610,000
Michael Bennington4,180,000-1,330,000
Jonathan Gray2,400,000430,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:56 PM Local Time
Hands 89-95

Hand #89: Liberto opened for 420,000 with the button in front of him, and Chen called from the big blind to bring on a flop of    . Chen then check-folded to a bet of 500,000.

Hand #90: Chen limped in from the small blind and Gray checked his option. The final board rolled out       and both players checked it down the whole way, leaving Chen to claim the chips with   .

Hand #91: Looking to stay aggressive, Chen continued to play pots, raising his button to 400,000. Liberto defended his big blind by flatting, and the flop fell    . Liberto then check-folded to Chen's 300,000 c-bet.

Hand #92: Gray moved all-in for roughly 1.6 million holding the button, and the bet forced folds around the table.

Hand #93: With the button in front of him, Liberto made it 420,000 to go and both Bennington and Chen called from the blinds. First to act on the     flop, Bennington checked, as did Chen. Liberto seized the moment with a bet of 445,000, and his opponent's mucked their hands.

Hand #94: Bennington bumped it to 400,000 on the button, but folded after a three-bet ship of 1.9 million from Gray.

Hand #95: In position on the button, Chen opened for 400,000 and Liberto called to defend his big blind. A flop     was spread, prompting both players to check. The   arrived on the turn, and this time Liberto led for 450,000, taking the pot.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:44 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Benny Chen10,660,0003,155,000
Justin Liberto10,410,000-2,190,000
Michael Bennington5,510,0001,120,000
Jonathan Gray1,970,000-2,085,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:44 PM Local Time
Hand 86-88: Chen Moving Chips, Takes the Lead

Benny Chen is Our New Chip Leader

Hand #86: Liberto opened for 330,000 from under the gun, Bennington called on the button, and the flop fell    . Lioberto led out for 330,000 and Bennington flatted to see the turn of   hit the board. Two checks later, and the   materialized on the river, prompting Liberto to lead out again, this time for a 525,000 wager. Bennington looked him up and tabled the    for a pair of aces, good enough to take it down.

Hand #87: Chen opened for 325,000 holding the button, and Gray called out of the small blind. Liberto saw an opportunity to squeeze, and he three-bet to 865,000, a wager which both Chen and Gray called to build a huge multiway pot.


With a ragged board, Gray checked to the raiser, and both Liberto and Chen checked behind.


The three players again checked down, perhaps fearful of committing themselves to such a large pot.


Gray was finished playing coy, and he pushed a bet of 1 million forward, forcing Liberto to fold. Chen held    for top pair with a good kicker, however, and he looked Gray up. With just    for no pair, Gray was caught making a move, and the massive pot was pushed towards Chen.

Hand #88: Feeling flush with newly acquired chips, Chen put them to good use with a raise of 325,000 from under the gun. Bennington called to defend his big blind, and the flop of     brought an action board. Bennington checked, however, and folded when Chen fired a 425,000 bet his way.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:33 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto12,600,000260,000
Benny Chen7,505,00035,000
Michael Bennington4,390,000-900,000
Jonathan Gray4,055,000605,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:32 PM Local Time
Hands 81-85: Let the Games Begin

Hand #81: After claiming the rest of Dan Kelly's stack, Justin Liberto used those chips to his advantage, raising to 330,000 from the button and winning an uncontested pot.

Hand #82: Chen raised his small blind to 380,000, and Gray called out of the big blind. A flop of     saw Chen continue for 325,000 and Gray once again flatted, bringing the turn of   to the table. Chen slowed down on fourth street, checking and folding to Gray's 800,000 wager.

Hand #83: Chen raised his button to 325,000, and Liberto called to defend his big blind. The flop fell     and the action went check-check. After the turn card produced the  , Liberto led out for 420,000, prompting Chen to slide 900,000 into the middle. This aggression achieved its intended affect, scaring Liberto off and earning Chen a decent pot.

Hand #84: Chen opened for 325,000 from under the gun, and Liberto flatted to see a flop of    . After Liberto checked his action, Chen fired away with a bet of 300,000, and Liberto called. Both players checked the   on the turn, and the   dropped on the river. A large million chip bet forced an immediate muck by Chen, sending Liberto the chips.

Hand #85: Following a raise to 480,000 from Bennington, Chen three-bet to 2.16 million, forcing Bennington's cards into the muck.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:19 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto12,340,0002,845,000
Benny Chen7,470,000-790,000
Michael Bennington5,290,000-60,000
Jonathan Gray3,450,000360,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:19 PM Local Time
Dan Kelly Eliminated in 5th Place ($302,104)

Dan Kelly - 5th Place

Hand #80: Chen opened to 325,000 from the cutoff, Liberto called in the small blind, and Kelly decided to three-bet shove for his last 2.95 million. Chen got out of the way, leaving Liberto to contemplate his decision. After checking and rechecking his cards, Liberto finally tossed calling chips into the middle and rolled over   . Kelly was ahead with his   , but only by the thinnest of margins, and the young online phenom was racing for his tournament life.


The flop was a dry one for Liberto, and Kelly's pocket pair had preserved its lead through three board cards.


The ultimate sweat card arrived on the turn, giving Liberto lifelines in the form of flush and gutshot straight possibilites, in addition to his overcards. The railbirds hovered closer to the table to await the river's decision.


Liberto hit both ways, spiking a pair while improving to a flush to add a bit of flourish to the elimination.

Dan Kelly0-2,355,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:14 PM Local Time
Hands 78-79: The Calm Before the Storm

Hand #78: After Liberto opened for 320,000, Gray three-bet shipped his stack and took the pot down.

Hand #79: Playing from under the gun, Kelly raised to 325,000 and Chen called him holding the button. The flop fell     and both players elected to check the textured board. Both players checked the turn card of  , as well as the   on the river. Kelly opened up    and his ace-high proved to be good.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:07 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto9,495,000490,000
Benny Chen8,260,0001,705,000
Michael Bennington5,350,0001,430,000
Jonathan Gray3,090,000-1,095,000
Dan Kelly2,355,000-900,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:07 PM Local Time
Hands 74-77

Hand #74: Chen opened for 350,000 and Liberto called, bringing on a flop of    . After a check by Liberto, Chen fired 325,000 and took it down.

Hand #75: Bennington made it 500,000 to play from under the gun and earned an uncontested pot.

Hand #76: Chen won the pot with an under the gun raise of 325,000, forcing folds around the table.

Hand #77: Kelly raised his button, making it 325,000 to play, and both Bennington and Chen called out of the blinds. On the flop of    , Bennington and Chen checked to Kelly, who obliged with a c-bet of 425,000. This folded Bennington, but Chen came along to see the   come on the turn. The blank inspired two checks, and the   arrived on fifth street. A bet of 450,000 by Chen was enough to scare Kelly off, giving him the pot and the applause of his supporters here in the Mothership.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:01 PM Local Time
Chris Hunichen Eliminated in 6th Place ($229,575)

Chris Hunichen - 6th Place

Hand #73: Liberto opened for 320,000 from under the gun and Hunichen shoved all-in for an additional 875,000. Making the call, Liberto revealed the    and found himself trailing the    tabled by Hunichen. The flop came    , and with it, Liberto found four additional outs to the wheel straight.

He would not need them, however, because the turn delivered the   and put him squarely in the lead. When the   fell on the river, Hunichen's deep run came to an end he was eliminated in 6th place, earning $229,575 for his efforts.

Chris Hunichen0-1,630,000
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:59 PM Local Time
Hand 72

Hand #72: Gray opened to 350,000 from under the gun, and both Bennington and Chen called in the blinds. The flop fell     and Bennington checked, as did Chen, inducing a bet of 700,000 from Gray. Bennington moved all-in over the top, pushing his stack of 3.725 million forward. The power play worked, and both opponents mucked.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:57 PM Local Time
Hands 67-71

Hand 67: Benny Chen raises to 375,00 in the small blind and folds to Jonathan Grey's four bet.

Hand 68: Dan Kelly opens to 350,000 in the hijack and Justin Liberto defends his big blind.

The flop falls     and Liberto check-folds to Kelly's contination bet of 400,000.

Hand 69: Michael Bennington raises to 325,000 in the hijack and is called by Benny Chen in the cutoff.

They check to the river of a       where Chen takes it down with a bet of 425,000.

Hand 70: Michael Bennington opens to 400,000 under the gun and Justin Liberto calls on the button.

The flop falls     and Bennington shoves for 3.115 million, which results in a fold from Liberto.

Hand 71: Liberto takes it with a raise to 320,000 from the cutoff.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:44 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Justin Liberto9,005,000-60,000
Benny Chen6,555,000-415,000
Jonathan Gray4,185,000300,000
Michael Bennington3,920,000-300,000
Dan Kelly3,255,000-300,000
Chris Hunichen1,630,000775,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:42 PM Local Time
Hands 64-66: Hunichen Doubles Through Chen

Hand 64: Jonathan Gray raises to 350,000 from the cutoff and takes it down.

Hand 65: Benny Chen openes to 320,000 under the gun and gets no action.

Hand 66: Chris Hunichen shoves for 715,000 from the cutoff and Benny Chen calls out of the big blind.

Chen tables   , trailing the    of Hunichen. The board ran out a safe       for Hunichen to double up.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:20 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Break

The players are in the midst of a 20-minute break.

Justin Liberto9,065,0001,940,000
Benny Chen6,970,0001,005,000
Michael Bennington4,220,000-555,000
Jonathan Gray3,885,000-575,000
Dan Kelly3,555,000530,000
Chris Hunichen855,000-195,000