Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:21 PM Local Time
Hands 4-5: Upeshka DeSilva Doubles Through Robert McVeigh
Hand #4: Benny Chen opened for 160,00 on the button, and Justin Liberto three-bet to 345,000. Undeterred, Chen four-bet to 565,000 and tried to play power poker, but Liberto's five-bet to 975,000 convinced him to surrender.
Hand #5: Upeshka DeSilva moved his short-stack of 560,000 into the middle from early position, and Robert McVeigh looked him up with . Desilva was in dominant position with , however, and a clean board of later, he had successfully doubled up.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:17 PM Local Time
|Dan Kelly||6,270,000||795,000 |
|Benny Chen||5,675,000||-70,000 |
|Robert McVeigh||4,035,000||340,000 |
|Justin Liberto||3,610,000||-150,000 |
|Chris Hunichen||3,280,000||-110,000 |
|Jonathan Gray||2,555,000||-150,000 |
|Michael Bennington||2,545,000||-190,000 |
|Upeshka Desilva||580,000||-30,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:16 PM Local Time
Theron Eichenberger Eliminated in 9th Place ($105,154)
Hand #3: From under the gun Kelly opened for the standard 160,000 and watched as Theron Eichenberger shipped his short stack of 405,000 into the middle.
Kelly made the call with and had live cards against Eichenberger's .
After a good flop for Eichenberger's ace-high, the turn brought Kelly outs in the form of a flush draw, and the river hit his suited connectors. Kelly continued his climb toward the chip lead, and Eichenberger headed to collect the first six-figure score of his life.
|Theron Eichenberger||0||-435,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:10 PM Local Time
On to the Next One
Hand #2: Robert McVeigh opened for 160,000 from early position and Michael Bennington called, bringing a flop f to the table.
McVeigh continued with bet of 260,000 and forced Bennington to release.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:08 PM Local Time
First Deal of the Day
Hand #1: Signalling his intention to control this final table, Dan Kelly opened the first hand with a raise to 160,000 from early position, scooping the blinds and antes.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:51 PM Local Time
Official Final Table Set to Begin
The final nine have taken their seats and play is set to resume momentarily here at the Mothership final stable stage.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:44 PM Local Time
Official Final Table Seating and Chip Counts
Introduction are set to be made in about 10 minutes.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:29 PM Local Time
Final Table Bios
*Seat 1: Benny Chen (5,745,000) is a 32-year-old restaurant manager from Prince Edward Island, Canda. This is his sixth career World Series of Poker cash and his first final table.
*Seat 2: Jonathan Gray (2,705,000) is a 31-year-old former computer programmer from Abington, Masschusetts. This marks his second career World Series of Poker cash and final table.
*Seat 3: Justin Liberto (3,760,000) is a 24-year-old former salesman turned poker pro from Baltimore, Maryland. Today marks his first World Series of Poker cash and final table.
*Seat 4: Chris Hunichen (3,390,000) is an online-poker specialist with more than $5 million in career online earnings. He resides in Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica, making his fourth WSOP cash today and first final table.
Seat 5: Dan Kelly (5,475,000) is a 24-year-old professional poker player from Potomac, Maryland. Kelly is the only player at the final table with a World Series of Poker bracelet already in hand, winning the $25,000 Six-Handed World Championship in 2010 for $1,315,518. He was 21 at the time.
Kelly has over $2.3 million in live tournament earnings and nearly $6 million in online earnings. This is Kelly's 15th cash at the WSOP, and his fifth final table. This is Kelly's second final table of the 2013 WSOP, after finishing sixth in Event #2 for $85,352.
With a win, Kelly would join a group of elite players with multiple bracelets and inch very close to $4 million in live tournament earnings.
*Seat 6: Robert McVeigh (3,695,000) is a 43-year old former mortgage banker, now a professional poker player, from Huntington Beach, California. This is his first World Series of Poker cash and final table.
*Seat 7: Michael Bennington (2,735,000) is a 58-year old physician and commercial airline pilot from Alice, Texas. He is making his third career World Series of Poker cash and first final table.
*Seat 8: Upeshka DeSilva (610,000) is a 25-year old former student from Katy, Texas, originally from Sri Lanka. This event also marks his first career World Series of Poker cash and final table.
*Seat 9: Theron Eichenberger (435,000) is a 34-year-old dentist from Clyde Hill, Washington. A married father of three children, this event marks Eichenberger's first career World Series of Poker cash and final table.
*Bio information courtesy of the WSOP staff
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:17 PM Local Time
Joe Kuether Eliminated in 10th Place ($82,205)
After a few small raise-and-take pots to begin play, a confrontation between Dan Kelly and Joe Kuether resulted in the latter's elimination.
The action began when Kuether open shoved all-in from middle position for 1.325 million with . Kelly made the call from the next seat over and rolled over Kuether's worst nightmare, the .
Needing a miracle to catch up and down Kelly's rockets, Kuether watched a flop of arrive, and with it, a glimmer of hope. Kuether needed a lucky lady to make an appearance on the turn or river, which woulf be good for a Braodway straight and an unlikely double, but the on the turn was the wrong kind of paint. A on the river ended the proceedings, and Kuether was left to watch the final table with the rest of us.
|Dan Kelly||5,475,000||1,345,000 |
|Joe Kuether||0||-1,365,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:08 PM Local Time
The Mothership Awaits
With final tables here at the World Series of Poker officially a nine handed affair, our ten remaining runners are currently playing the Amazon Room's Tan section, with one elimination separating them from official final table glory.
When that bustou occurs, we will most likely make the short walk over to the Mothership, the WSOP's glittering center stage. A blue glow emanates from the Mothership at all times, beckoning our last ten players to poker's brightest spotlight.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:56 PM Local Time
Day 4 of "Millionaire Maker" Begins With Unofficial Final Table
Today at 1:00pm PST local time ten players will take their seats here in the Amazon Room, each hoping to capture the summer's largest 1st place payout to date by become the first ever "Millionaire Maker" champion. Along with a gold WSOP bracelet, which is only the most coveted prize in poker, the winner here today will take home a massive haul of $ $1,199,104, in addition to the unique pride that comes from tearing through a record-setting field of over 6,343 runners.
Yesterday's Day 3 saw heated action between deep stacked players, with 60 big blinds or more routinely getting shipped int the middle to force multiway all-in confrontations. After losing nearly 100 players in the first two levels of play, the proceedings slowed somewhat, and eventually our top ten emerged from the fray.
Benny Chen bagged and tagged the most chips by the end of the night, leading the way with a stack of 5,865,000, followed closely by Dan Kelly (4,130,000), and Justin Liberto (3,800,000), Chris Hunichen (3,430,000), and Robert McVeigh (3,175,000).
Kelly, the holder of a WSOP bracelet from the 2010 $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max event, was a threat all day, engaging his opponents frequently in postflop action and steadily building his stack. He enters the unofficial final table as one of the most talented players remaining, and with his big stack, he will be in position to keep climbing.
Here is the final table lineup, along with chip counts and seating assignments, and there will be no redraw at the first elimination, so the players will do battle from these positions from here on out.
Stick with PokerNews throughout the day for continuous live coverage of today's historic "Millionaire Maker" final table.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:26 PM Local Time
Day 4 Seating and Chip Counts