Event 53: $800 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max $800,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 1,507
Players Remaining: 8
One of two bracelet winners at the final table (James Dempsey being the other), Justin Liberto is well equipped to handle anything the late stages of a tournament throws at him and he has a fight on his hands as he’s down to 18 big blinds after losing a pot to Andrei Konopelko.
Liberto opened to 200,000 in the hijack and Konopelko flatted in the small blind. Konopelko check-called for 235,000 on the 8♣8♦2♣ flop and then 325,000 on the 4♣ turn. Both players checked the river and Konopelko turned over A♠4♠ to take the pot following a Liberto muck.
Liberto is playing 1,800,000 and Konopelko increases his chip advantage to 6,000,000.