Event 53: $800 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max $800,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 1,507
Players Remaining: 6
Chip Average: 3,770,000
Down below 1,000,000, Justin Liberto had to shove sooner or later and found a needed double up through Viliyan Petleshkov. Liberto shoved on the button with K♣J♠ for 980,000 and Petleshkov called in the big blind with A♣K♥ The J♦10♠9♠ flop put Liberto in the lead and he managed to hold through the last two community cards.
Liberto is now above fellow shorties James Dempsey, who continues to get shoves through, and Matt Bond. The blinds are soon to go up and the stacks of these players should continue to be pushed into the middle. A look at the updated counts is below.
- Darlene Lee – 4,250,000
- Neil Patel – 9,075,000
- Justin Liberto – 2,000,000
- Matt Bond – 1,735,000
- Viliyan Petleshkov – 4,350,000
- James Dempsey – 1,875,000