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Final Table Takedown: Justin Liberto Captures First Gold Bracelet with Calculated Risks and Tempered Aggression

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Aug 19, 2015


Justin Liberto is a full time poker professional from Baltimore, MD. After graduating college from Virginia Tech, Liberto worked a sales job for a year before focusing fully on poker. In 2013, in Liberto’s first-ever WSOP event, he finished in fourth place in the inaugural Millionaire Maker collecting a cool $400,000. Since then Liberto has two Word Series of Poker Circuit rings, a World Poker Tour final table, and now his first WSOP gold bracelet. Liberto has accumulated more than $1.6 million in career tournament cashes. Event: 2015 WSOP $3,000 No Limit Six-Max Players: 1,043 • Entry: $3,000 • First Prize: $640,711 • Finish: 1st Key Concepts: Coming into the table with a substantial chip lead; Leveling; Independent chip model; Hand ranges Craig Tapscott: Did you do any specific preparation for this final table battle? Justin Liberto: I had been working really hard on my game in the past few ...

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