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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 3:43 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Michael Bennington7,460,0001,750,000
Jonathan Gray5,685,000-20,000
Justin Liberto4,535,000-20,000
Upeshka Desilva3,690,000-120,000
Benny Chen2,700,000-470,000
Dan Kelly2,560,000-1,100,000
Chris Hunichen1,920,000-20,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:42 PM Local Time
Hands 30-31: Kelly Swinging

Hand #30: Chen opened to 200,000 from under the gun and Kelly came along from the button, bringing a flop of    . After calling a bet by Chen, Kelly watched the   arrive on board with the turn. Chen checked this card, opening the door for Kelly to fire a bet of 450,000 and take the pot down.

Hand #31: Kelly raised to 200,000 from the cutoff and called Bennington's three-bet. A flop of     hit the board, and both players checked to see the   arrive on the turn. Bennington led for 500,000, Kelly called, and the action repeated on fifth street when the   fell. When Bennington tabled the    for a rivered full house, Kelly's hand went sailing towards the muck.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:37 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Michael Bennington5,710,000-10,000
Jonathan Gray5,705,000-10,000
Justin Liberto4,555,000-10,000
Upeshka Desilva3,810,0001,180,000
Dan Kelly3,660,000-60,000
Benny Chen3,170,000-10,000
Chris Hunichen1,940,000-10,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:37 PM Local Time
Robert McVeigh Eliminated in 8th Place ($135,467)

Robert McVeigh - 8th Place

Hand #29: After recently doubling up through Dan Kelly, Upeshka DeSilva opened for 225,000 from early position. Robert McVeigh's stack of 1.06 million was good for just ten big blinds, so he opted to three-bet shove with   . Unfortunately for him, DeSilva held    and he quickly called.

The final board came       and DeSilva notched the knockout, moving from the short stack to good standing in just two hands.

Robert McVeigh0-1,070,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:34 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Michael Bennington5,720,000-20,000
Jonathan Gray5,715,000-20,000
Justin Liberto4,565,000560,000
Dan Kelly3,720,000-1,670,000
Benny Chen3,180,000-20,000
Upeshka Desilva2,630,0001,360,000
Chris Hunichen1,950,000-170,000
Robert McVeigh1,070,000-20,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:33 PM Local Time
Hands 27-28: Desilva Doubles Through Kelly

Hand #27: Kelly raised to 200 from under the gun, Liberto called, and a flop of     was spread. Liberto's check was met with a bet of 200,00 by Kelly, and after a flat call, the   fell on the turn. Both players checked the paint, and the   completed the board. Liberto led out for 265,000 and Kelly mucked his cards.

Hand #28: DeSilva open-shoved all-in for his last 1.25 million, and received a call from Kelly in the big blind. The two tabled their holdings, and Desilva's    put him in the lead over Kelly's   . When the flop came    , Kelly added a few outs, but the   on the turn left him drawing dead. DeSilva doubled up and Kelly fell to the middle of the pack.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:28 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Michael Bennington5,740,000-10,000
Jonathan Gray5,735,000-60,000
Dan Kelly5,390,000-10,000
Justin Liberto4,005,000-110,000
Benny Chen3,200,000-955,000
Chris Hunichen2,120,0001,165,000
Upeshka Desilva1,270,000-10,000
Robert McVeigh1,090,000-10,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:27 PM Local Time
Hand 26: Big Huni Doubles Up

Chris Hunichen Goes Runner Runner to Survive

Hand #26: Online pro Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen knew his stack was shrinking in relation to the blinds, so he open-shoved from under the gun, risking his last 945,000 holding   . Benny Chen woke up with    and reshoved over the top, isolating the action and bringing on a showdown. The flop of     maintained Chen's lead in the hand, and Hunichen's supporters on the rail called for diamonds to rain down. A   did fall on the turn, and "Big Huni" now needed a seven or a diamond to survive his all-in encounter.


With his rail exploding in celebration, Hunichen hit gin on the river and stood in celebration, while Chen shipped over the requisite portion of his stack.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:22 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Jonathan Gray5,795,000-130,000
Michael Bennington5,750,0001,480,000
Dan Kelly5,400,000-1,330,000
Benny Chen4,155,000-180,000
Justin Liberto4,115,000-30,000
Upeshka Desilva1,280,000250,000
Robert McVeigh1,100,000-30,000
Chris Hunichen955,000-30,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:21 PM Local Time
Hands 23-25, Kelly Slides

Hand #23: Kelly doubled the new big blind, making it 200,000 to play from the cutoff, and Desilva announced himself all-in for 1.02 million. The bet was big enough to convince Kelly, and Desilva took our first hand after returning from the break.

Hand #24: Staying consistent with his aggressive gameplan, Kelly raised to 200,000 from the hijack and Bennington came along for the ride. The flop fell     and Kelly checked to Bennington, who fired a bet of 400,000 forward. Kelly called to see the   arrive on the turn, and both players tapped the table. On the   river, Kelly checked for a third time, and Bennington repeated his 400,000 wager. A believer, Kelly threw his hand away and Bennington took down a decently sized pot.

Hand #25: For the third consecutive hand, Kelly opened for 200,000, and once more Bennington wanted to play a pot with the young online phenom. The flop brought the     to the table, and Kelly continued for 300,000. Bennington like his hand enough for a 900,000 rereaise, and Kelly was forced to toss his cards towards the dealer for the third time in a row.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:08 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Dan Kelly6,730,000250,000
Jonathan Gray5,925,000130,000
Benny Chen4,335,000-30,000
Michael Bennington4,270,0002,125,000
Justin Liberto4,145,000-110,000
Robert McVeigh1,130,000-200,000
Upeshka Desilva1,030,000-30,000
Chris Hunichen985,000-2,135,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:03 PM Local Time
Break Time

The players have stood to stretch during a brief ten-minute break. Current chip counts will be posted shortly.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:02 PM Local Time
Hands 20-22: Bennington Bangs a Double, Kelly Keeps Attacking

Hand #20: Michael Bennington finally got involved in the action, making it 200,000 to play from early position. Hunichen three-bet the conservative Bennington, pumping the bet to 575,000, and Bennington came along.


Hunichen led out for 400,000, and Bennington responded with an all-in reshove to 1.53 million. Hunichen made the call and revealed   , but his pocket pair had been bested by the   . He would need to spike a ten or a backdoor straight to catch up, but the turn of   and river of   brought no help.

Hand #21-22: Kelly raised two consecutive hands, collecting the blinds and antes on both occasions.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:55 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Dan Kelly6,480,000-795,000
Jonathan Gray5,795,0003,180,000
Benny Chen4,365,000-180,000
Justin Liberto4,255,000-180,000
Chris Hunichen3,120,000260,000
Michael Bennington2,145,000-180,000
Robert McVeigh1,330,000-2,125,000
Upeshka Desilva1,060,00020,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:54 PM Local Time
Hands 14-19: Gray Doubles Through McVeigh

Hand #14: Gray made it 240,000 from early position, and his 3x big blind bet was enough to fold the table.

Hand #15: Kelly opened to 160,000 from the cutoff, and McVeigh called holding the button. The flop came     and Kelly continued for 250,000, a bet which McVeigh opted to match. On the   turn, action slowed down and both players checked. The   arrived on the river, and Kelly checked once again. McVeigh put a stack of 340,000 into the pot, and Kelly put his cards into the muck.

Hand #16-17: Hunichen opened for the standard 160,000 raise in early position and claimed the blinds and antes on two hands in a row.

Hand #18: Desilva open-shoved for 870,000 in the cutoff, and his all-in took the pot down.

Hand #19: Kelly opened for 160,000 from under the gun, and next to act, McVeigh reraised to 325,000. The three-bet was called by Gray on the button, and action shifted back to Kelly after the blinds mucked. Kelly opted to flat as well, and we saw a three-way flop of    . All three players checked it down and the turn came  . This action card prompted Kelly to check, and McVeigh slid 515,000 into the middle. Gray liked the turn as well, and he reraised all-in 2.31 million. After some deliberation, McVeigh made the call and we were off to a showdown.



The turn had hit both players perfectly, but McVeigh's flush was superior to Gray's trips. He would need to fill up on the river to survive, and when the dealer revealed the  , his dream card had been delivered. The crowd let out a gasp when Gray filled up, and he retook his seat after doubling through.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:39 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Dan Kelly7,275,000390,000
Benny Chen4,545,000-250,000
Justin Liberto4,435,000110,000
Robert McVeigh3,455,00070,000
Chris Hunichen2,860,000-330,000
Jonathan Gray2,615,000110,000
Michael Bennington2,325,000-50,000
Upeshka Desilva1,040,000-50,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:39 PM Local Time
Hands 9-13

Dan Kelly is Dominating the Final Table Early

Hand #9: McVeigh raised to 175,000 from the hijack and claimed an uncontested pot.

Hand #10: Chen raised his button to 160,000, Jonathan Gray three-bet to 500,000, and Chen released.

Hand #11: The action folded around to Liberto in the small blind, and his raise to 190,000 moved Chris Hunichen off of his big blind.

Hand #12: Kelly's aggressive start is paying dividends, and he received the first walk of the final table.

Hand #13: Hunichen raised to 160,000 on his button, and Kelly continued his domination of the final table's early stages, raising to 440,000 and forcing Hunichen to slide his cards towards the dealer.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:31 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Dan Kelly6,885,000755,000
Benny Chen4,795,000-295,000
Justin Liberto4,325,000-30,000
Robert McVeigh3,385,000-70,000
Chris Hunichen3,190,000-30,000
Jonathan Gray2,505,000-20,000
Michael Bennington2,375,000-150,000
Upeshka Desilva1,090,000-150,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:31 PM Local Time
Six to the Eight Ball

Hand #6: Chen raised to 160,000 from UTG+1 and Kelly called from the button. On the flop of    , Chen opted to check the action to Kelly, who responded with a bet of 225,000. This was enough to fold Chen, and the chips were sent in Kelly's direction.

Hand #7: Chen tried opening to 160,000 again, this time from under the gun, and again Kelly decided to see the flop. When the     was spread across the felt, Chen continued with a bet of 180,000. Kelly pumped it up to 450,000 and Chen flatted to see the turn, which came  .

Chen slowed down on the blank, and Kelly seized the chance to claim yet another pot with a bet of 675,000. Chen couldn't stand the heat, and tossed his cards into to the muck.

Hand #8: Kelly opened from the hijack, making it 160,000 in what has become a recurring theme here at the final table. His new nemesis Benny Chen wanted another go at the young pro, and he called to defend his big blind. On the flop of    , both players knocked the table, and the   arrived on the turn. This card prompted a bet of 225,000 from Chen, and Kelly flatted in position. On the   river, Chen again led out, this time for 650,000, and for the first time all day, Kelly lost a pot.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:21 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Dan Kelly6,130,000-140,000
Benny Chen5,090,000-585,000
Justin Liberto4,355,000745,000
Robert McVeigh3,455,000-580,000
Chris Hunichen3,220,000-60,000
Jonathan Gray2,525,000-30,000
Michael Bennington2,525,000-20,000
Upeshka Desilva1,240,000660,000
Jostens Fan Collection