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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 5:20 PM Local Time
Upeshka Desilva Eliminated in 7th Place ($175,713)

Upeshka DeSilva - 7th Place

Hand #63: Desilva raised to 265,000 from the hijack, and Liberto three-bet for an amount large enough to force Desilva all-in if he elected to call. With    in the hole, the young Desilva did just that for about 2.1 million, and he found himself as a major favorite against the    of Liberto. In the last hand before break, Desilva watched as the dealer delivered his fate.


With middle set on the flop, and his opponent holding no spades, Desilva was in great shape to score the double. Liberto would have to catch a ten, but the odds were stacked squarely against him.


Now Desilva was searching for tens or fives to complete a miraculous straight to send Desilva packing.


With that, Liberto exhaled in joy and turned to his supporters on the rail, who were already celebrating his good fortune. Desilva, meanwhile, absorbed his bad beat like a professional, offering congratulations to Liberto and wishing his former tablemates well as he departed the main stage.

Upeshka Desilva0-2,140,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:12 PM Local Time
Hands 61-62

Hand #61: A raise to 255,000 from the hijack earned Kelly an uncontested pot.

Hand #62: Chen raised to 260,000 after the action folded around to him on the button. Gray called out of the small blind and the flop fell    , prompting him to check to Chen. A continuation bet was enough to force Gray's cards into the muck.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:06 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto7,125,000-1,170,000
Benny Chen5,965,0001,290,000
Michael Bennington4,775,0001,360,000
Jonathan Gray4,460,000-40,000
Dan Kelly3,025,000-50,000
Upeshka Desilva2,140,000-220,000
Chris Hunichen1,050,000-1,180,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:05 PM Local Time
Hands 59-60

Hand #59: Hunichen opened for 240,000 from the cutoff, and Bennington called out of the small blind. When the flop came    , Bennington checked and Hunichen continued for 350,000. Bennington came along and the turn brought the  . Bennington again checked to Hunichen, who fired 550,000 into the middle. An announcement of "all-in" by Bennington put his last 2.8 million at risk, but Hunichen was finished with the hand and sent his cards into the muck.

Hand #60: Liberto opened from early position, making it 250,000 to play, and Chen defended his big blind to see a flop of     hit the table. Chen check-called a bet of 240,000 by Liberto, and the   arrived on the turn. Chen checked once again, eliciting a bet of 590,000 from Liberto this time around, which he again called. The river came   and Chen checked once more. Liberto knocked the table as well, leading to a showdown. Chen tabled the    and Liberto mucked his holding.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:56 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto8,295,000215,000
Benny Chen4,675,000-40,000
Jonathan Gray4,500,0001,690,000
Michael Bennington3,415,000-160,000
Dan Kelly3,075,000-400,000
Upeshka Desilva2,360,000-1,205,000
Chris Hunichen2,230,000-100,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:56 PM Local Time
Hands 57-58: Starting to Percolate

Hand #57: Gray opened to 300,000 from the cutoff, Liberto called from the button, and Kelly defended his big blind. The flop of     was checked by Kelly, by Gray decided on a bet of 400,000. Liberto flatted in positon, and Kelly got out of the way. The   dropped on the turn, and after Gray checked to him, Liberto slid 530,000 into the middle. A trap had been sprung however, because Gray quickly shoved for roughly 2.1 million. This big bet forced Liberto to release, and a huge pot was earned without a showdown.

Hand #58: Desilva opened for 265,000 and Liberto came along, bringing a flop of    . After both players opted to check, the   arrived on the turn. Desilva checked to Liberto, who fired 240,000 at his green hoodie-clad opponent. A flat call from Desilva brought the   on the river, and after yet another check by Desilva, Liberto bet 660,000. This prompted Desilva to study his opponent, and the board cards, for a minute or so before he ultimately decided to call. Liberto opened up    and his top pair was enough to take the pot down.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:46 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto8,080,000-360,000
Benny Chen4,715,000-660,000
Michael Bennington3,575,000-185,000
Upeshka Desilva3,565,000265,000
Dan Kelly3,475,000-435,000
Jonathan Gray2,810,000640,000
Chris Hunichen2,330,000735,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:46 PM Local Time
Hands 51-56

Hand #51: Desilva opened for 265,000 from under the gun, but folded after Bennington three-bet shipped his last 3.75 million.

Hand #52: Chen raised from under the gun, prompting Gray to call from the next position, and Bennington to come along from the small blind. The dealer fanned a flop of    , and Gray bet 400,000 after it was checked to him. The move earned him the multiway pot, and the players continue to play small ball poker after making poker's big league.

Hand #53: Gray raised from under the gun and took the blinds and antes.

Hand #54: Hunichen open-shoved from early position, moving his last 1.56 million forward and forcing folds all around.

Hand #55: After Kelly opened for 255,000 from early position, Bennington flatted and Desilva upped the bet to 650,000 out of the cutoff. The three-bet move achieved its intended effect, and Desilva dragged the pot his way.

Hand #56: After hours of final table play, Chen became our first limper, entering the pot for the minimum bet. Gray and Liberto called as well, but Hunichen punished the limpers with an all-in shove, sending them packing and the pot in his direction.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:34 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto8,440,000-240,000
Benny Chen5,375,0001,350,000
Dan Kelly3,910,000-300,000
Michael Bennington3,760,000-145,000
Upeshka Desilva3,300,000-60,000
Jonathan Gray2,170,000-120,000
Chris Hunichen1,595,000-485,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:33 PM Local Time
Hands 47-50: Chen Chipping Up

Hand #47: Liberto raised to 250,000 from under the gun, picking up two callers in Bennington and Chen. The flop of     was checked down, and the turn came  . Sensing weakness, Chen led out for 375,000, and the bet earned him a decent pot.

Hand #48: After Hunichen opened for 245,000 from under the gun, Bennington flatted from the hijack. Looking to make the classic squeeze play with his newly acquired chips, Chen bumped it up to 775,000 holding the button, and the power move worked to perfection.

Hand #49: Bennington raised to 250,000 from early position, continuing a final table trend of early position raises, and Chen tried for his third consecutive pot by calling in the cutoff. The flop fell     and Bennington continued for 400,000, a bet which Chen called. The   on the turn was checked down, as was the   on the river. With the board showing a straight, both players tabled their holdings, and neither Chen's    or Bennington's    played chopping the pot.

Hand #50: Chen raised to 240,000 from the hijack, and Kelly defended his big blind by flatting. Teh flop fell     and Kelly check-folded to a bet of 200,000 by Chen.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:31 PM Local Time
Plenty of Extras Being Given Away at This Year's WSOP signup

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What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!

Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a account will automatically be entered into the "36-Seat Giveaway" where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day's first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold'em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind promotion.

In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a "Hot Seat" promotion will allow any player who signs up for a online account and wears their patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.

With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:23 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto8,680,000-260,000
Dan Kelly4,210,000-770,000
Benny Chen4,025,0001,310,000
Michael Bennington3,905,000-220,000
Upeshka Desilva3,360,00030,000
Jonathan Gray2,290,000-260,000
Chris Hunichen2,080,000170,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:22 PM Local Time
Hands 43-46: Jumping the Gun

Hand #43: Bennington raised the first hand of the new level, making it 400,000 to play from under the gun. Everybody folded to the bet, and the blinds and antes where shipped his way.

Hand #44: With UTG raises apparently in style nowadays, DeSilva tried the trick and opened for 265,000. Once again, the action folded around and a single preflop raise earned the bettor 300,000 in additional chips.

Hand #45: Kelly raised his button to 250,000 and folded the table.

Hand #46: Kelly opened to 250,000 from the cutoff, and was called in two spots by Bennington and Chen. The flop fell     and Chen checked to Kelly, who continued for 350,000. Bennington got out of their way, and Chen called to see the turn come  . Both players checked and the river was the  . Two checks later, and Chen revealed the    for top pair, a hand which Kelly could not beat.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:12 PM Local Time
Hands 40-42: Raise and Take

Hand #40-41: Hunichen raised both pots to 200,000 from early position, taking each down before the flop.

Hand #42: Kelly opened for 200,000 from under the gun, and Chen flatted from the cutoff. A flop of     arrived on board, and Kelly tapped the table for a check. Chen's bet of 225,000 was enough, and Kelly surrendered the hand.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:10 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto8,940,000-20,000
Dan Kelly4,980,0002,755,000
Michael Bennington4,125,000-2,525,000
Upeshka Desilva3,330,000-170,000
Benny Chen2,715,000-220,000
Jonathan Gray2,550,000-20,000
Chris Hunichen1,910,000200,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:10 PM Local Time
Hands 38-39: Kelly Doubles Through Bennington

Hand #38: Hunichen moved all-in from the cutoff for 1.7 million, and the action folded around the table.

Hand #39: Kelly opened for 200,000 from the cutoff, Bennington called holding the button and Chen defended his big blind.


Chen and Kelly checked it to Bennington, who fired a bet of 400,000 into the middle to fold Chen. Kelly stuck around by flat-calling, and the two saw the   arrive on the turn. Kelly checked the turn and encouraged Bennington to announce himself all-in. Kelly snap-called for his last 1.855 million, and triumphantly tabled the    for a flopped full house. Bennington also flopped trip jacks with his   , but he was left drawing dead headed to the river. The dangerous Kelly rebuilt his stack after an earlier slide, and he figures to bring back the aggressive style of play that has defined his online and live play.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:01 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto8,960,000-190,000
Michael Bennington6,650,000-790,000
Upeshka Desilva3,500,000305,000
Benny Chen2,935,000-240,000
Jonathan Gray2,570,0001,420,000
Dan Kelly2,225,000-315,000
Chris Hunichen1,710,000-190,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:01 PM Local Time
Hands 34-37

Hand #34: Chen raised to 200,000 on the button, and Gray reshoved for his last 1.14 million. The move worked, and Chen released his hand.

Hand #35: Bennington opened for 300,000 from early position, and Gray moved all-in over the top for 1.5 million, again forcing the initial raiser to fold with an all-in three-bet.

Hand #36: DeSilva opened for 225,000 from early position, and Kelly defended his big blind. After a flop of    , Kelly checked to the raiser, and DeSilva continued with a bet of 190,000. The curiously small bet aroused Kelly's suspicions, and he slid his cards to the dealer.

Hand #37: Gray raised to 250,000 from the hijack, and Bennington came along from the big blind. Both players checked when the flop fell    , but the   on the turn prompted a bet of 200,000 by Bennington. Gray pumped it up to 600,000, however, and the bet moved Bennington off of his hand.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:53 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Justin Liberto9,150,0004,615,000
Michael Bennington7,440,000-20,000
Upeshka Desilva3,195,000-495,000
Benny Chen3,175,000475,000
Dan Kelly2,540,000-20,000
Chris Hunichen1,900,000-20,000
Jonathan Gray1,150,000-4,535,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:53 PM Local Time
Hands 32-33: Liberto Lands On Broadway, Takes the Chip Lead

Hand #32: DeSilva upped the bet to 225,000 from the small blind, and Chen defended his big. The flop came    , and DeSilva continued for 250,000. When Chen made the call the dealer turned the  , and both players slowed down by checking. The   was the river card, and again both players knuckled the felt. Desilva tabled the    for pure air, and Chen's    took it down with a flopped pair.

Hand #33: Liberto opened for a min-raise, making it 200,000 to play, and Gray three-bet to 700,000 in defense of his big blind. After some thought, Liberto four-bet to 1.825 million, putting the pressure back on Gray. The pressure did not faze him, however, and Gray five-bet all-in, a bet which forced Liberto to call off his last 4.515 million.



Liberto found a monster hand with big slick suited, but Gray had him in bad shape with cowboys in the hole. With the biggest pot of the day being contested, the crowd surged forward in anticipation, craning their necks to see the flop fall.


With one deft movement, the dealer spread Gray's defeat across the table, as the flop delivered Liberto a Broadway straight. Now drawing only to a chop, Gray found no more aces in the deck, losing this massive pot in brutal fashion.