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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $8,563,050
Entrants: 6343

Event 6 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker

  • Jun 01, '13 - Jun 03, '13
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 03, 13)

 
 

Benny Chen Wins Event No. 6 ($1,198,780)

Level: 36

Blinds: 200,000-400,000 with a 50,000 ante

Players Remaining: 1 out of 1,837

Players Eliminated:

4th: Justin Liberto – $400,408
3rd: Jonathan Gray – $534,505
2nd: Michael Bennington – $741,902

Live Updates:

Justin Liberto Eliminated in Fourth Place ($400,408)

Benny Chen raised to 800,000 preflop under the gun and Justin Liberto reraised all in for 3 million. Chen called to cover him and they revealed their hands.

Chen: ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit
Liberto: AClub Suit9Heart Suit

Board: 10Club Suit9Diamond Suit5Heart Suit4Heart Suit2Heart Suit

Liberto was eliminated on the hand in fourth place and Chen is starting to separate from the rest of his competitors with over 13 million.

Jonathan Gray Eliminated in Third Place ($534,505)

Michael Bennington raised to 800,000 and Benny Chen called from the small blind. Jonathan Gray reraised all in to 5.5 million and Bennington folded. Chen called to cover him and the final two players flipped over their cards.

Chen: KDiamond SuitQHeart Suit
Gray: ASpade SuitQClub Suit

Board: KClub SuitQSpade Suit8Club Suit5Club Suit2Spade Suit

Chen won the hand to eliminate another opponent and he will take a dominant chip lead of 21.6 million into the heads-up final against Bennington (7.2 million). Gray was eliminated in third place on the hand.

Benny ChenBenny Chen Wins Event No. 6 ($1,198,780) — Michael Bennington Eliminated in Second Place ($741,902)

Just eight hands into the heads-up final Michael Bennington limped on the button and Benny Chen raised to 1,000,000. Bennington reraised to 1.6 million and Chen reraised all in. Bennington called all in and they turned up their hands.

Chen: 9Heart Suit9Spade Suit
Bennington: 3Spade Suit3Club Suit

Board: KClub Suit8Diamond Suit2Heart SuitJClub SuitAClub Suit

Bennington was eliminated in second place, good for $741,902. Chen won the hand and the tournament, going on a hot streak to end the millionaire maker event and become a millionaire in the process with $1,198,780. He was also awarded a gold bracelet.

Be sure to check back with Card Player for all of your final table action, chip counts, and prize payouts for each gold bracelet event.

Player Tags: Benny Chen,   Jonathan Gray,   Justin Liberto
 

Level 35 Update: Jonathan Gray Doubles Through Justin Liberto

Level: 35

Blinds: 150,000-300,000 with a 50,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 7,135,875

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Benny Chen – 10,650,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Gray – 5,975,000
Seat 3: Justin Liberto – 3,100,000
Seat 7: Michael Bennington – 9,125,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Jonathan Gray Doubles Through Justin Liberto

Justin Liberto raised to 600,000 under the gun and Jonathan Gray reraised all in for 3,850,000. Liberto called and they flipped over their cards.

Gray: QDiamond SuitQClub Suit
Liberto: ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit

Board: JHeart Suit8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit4Heart Suit10Spade Suit

Gray was the player at risk for his tournament life but he held the lead with pocket queens and nothing the board delivered changed things. Gray doubled up to 10.3 million and Liberto was down to 5.6 million after the hand.

Player Tags: Jonathan Gray,   Justin Liberto
 

Level 34 Update: A Few More Double Ups

Level: 34

Blinds: 120,000-240,000 with a 40,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 7,135,875

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Benny Chen – 4,350,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Gray – 3,900,000
Seat 3: Justin Liberto – 9,455,000
Seat 7: Michael Bennington – 10,485,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Jonathan Gray Doubles Up Through Benny Chen

Benny Chen moved all in preflop holding 3Heart Suit2Heart Suit and Jonathan Gray called with ADiamond SuitJHeart Suit. The board was dealt JSpade Suit9Heart Suit7Club Suit9Diamond SuitKHeart Suit and Gray doubled up to 2.9 million. Chen was left with 3.5 million after the hand.

Benny Chen Doubles Up Through Michael Bennington

Michael Bennington raised to 500,000 under the gun and Benny Chen reraised all in for just over 2 million. Bennington called and they tabled their hands.

Chen: ASpade SuitJHeart Suit
Bennington: QHeart SuitJSpade Suit

Board: AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit7Spade Suit6Heart SuitADiamond Suit

Chen had Bennington dominated preflop and there were no comebacks in store on the board. Bennington was still cruising after the hand with a chip lead worth 11.8 million and Chen doubled up to 4.6 million.

 

Level 33 Update: Jonathan Gray Doubles Through Justin Liberto

NOTE: The final four players went on dinner break at 7:45 p.m. PT at the end of Level 33 and they will not return to play until 8:45 p.m.

Level: 33

Blinds: 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 7,135,875

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Benny Chen – 7,350,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Gray – 3,080,000
Seat 3: Justin Liberto – 11,990,000
Seat 7: Michael Bennington – 6,130,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Jonathan Grey Doubles Up Through Justin Liberto

Justin Liberto raised to 420,000 from the cutoff and Jonathan Gray reraised to 2.64 million from the big blind. Liberto called and they revealed their cards.

Gray: ADiamond Suit10Diamond Suit
Liberto: QClub SuitQDiamond Suit

Board: 10Heart Suit3Club Suit2Heart Suit6Spade SuitAHeart Suit

Gray spiked an ace on the river to double up and survive with 5 million, and Liberto was down to 9.8 million. But, by the end of the level Gray was back down to 3 million while Liberto had regained the chip lead with 12 million.

Player Tags: Jonathan Gray,   Justin Liberto
 

Level 32 Update: Chris Hunichen Out 6th, Dan Kelly Out 5th

Level: 32

Blinds: 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 7,135,875

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Benny Chen – 7,470,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Gray – 3,450,000
Seat 3: Justin Liberto – 12,340,000
Seat 7: Michael Bennington – 5,290,000

Players Eliminated:

6th: Chris Hunichen – $229,575
5th: Dan Kelly – $302,104

Live Updates:

Chris Hunichen Eliminated in Sixth Place ($229,575)

Justin Liberto raised to 320,000 preflop under the gun and Chris Hunichen reraised all in for 1.2 million. Liberto called and they turned up their hands.

Liberto: AHeart Suit3Heart Suit
Hunichen: 6Diamond Suit6Club Suit

Board: 9Club Suit5Diamond Suit2Heart SuitADiamond Suit2Club Suit

Hunichen was eliminated in sixth place by the ace on the turn and Liberto was up to 9.5 million after the hand.

Dan KellyDan Kelly Eliminated in Fifth Place ($302,104)

Benny Chen raised to 325,000 on the cutoff and Justin Liberto called on the small blind. Dan Kelly then reraised all in for just under 3 million and Chen mucked. Liberto did elect to call and they flipped over their hands.

Liberto: KSpade SuitQHeart Suit
Kelly: 8Club Suit8Spade Suit

Board: 9Heart Suit7Heart Suit4Club SuitJHeart SuitKHeart Suit

Liberto continued his hot streak by hitting a flush on the river and he grew his chip lead to more than 12 million. Kelly was eliminated on the hand in fifth place.

Player Tags: Daniel Kelly,   Justin Liberto
 

Level 31 Update: Upeshka Desilva Eliminated in 7th Place

Level: 31

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 4,757,250

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Benny Chen – 6,970,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Gray – 3,885,000
Seat 3: Justin Liberto – 9,065,000
Seat 4: Chris Hunichen – 855,000
Seat 5: Dan Kelly – 3,555,000
Seat 7: Michael Bennington – 4,220,000

Players Eliminated:

7th: Upeshka DeSilva – $175,713

Live Updates:

Upeshka DeSilva Eliminated in Seventh Place ($175,713)

Upeshka DeSilva raised to 265,000 on the hi-jack and Justin Liberto reraised more than enough to put DeSilva all in. DeSilva called off his final 2.1 million and the two players flipped over their cards.

Liberto: 8Heart Suit7Club Suit
DeSilva: JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit

Board: KSpade SuitJSpade Suit9Spade Suit6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit

Liberto made a straight on the river to win the hand and grow his chip lead above 9 million. DeSilva was crushed by the river card and he was eliminated in seventh place.

Player Tags: Justin Liberto,   Upeshka De Silva
 

Level 30 Update: Robert McVeigh Eliminated in 8th Place

Level: 30

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 4,077,643

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Benny Chen – 2,935,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Gray – 2,570,000
Seat 3: Justin Liberto – 8,960,000
Seat 4: Chris Hunichen – 1,710,000
Seat 5: Dan Kelly – 4,980,000
Seat 7: Michael Bennington – 4,125,000
Seat 8: Upeshka DeSilva – 3,330,000

Players Eliminated:

8th: Robert McVeigh – $135,467

Live Updates:

Robert McVeigh Eliminated in 8th Place ($135,467)

Upeshka DeSilva raised to 225,000 from early position and Robert McVeigh reraised all in for just over a million. DeSilva called and they tabled their hands.

DeSilva: ASpade SuitKSpade Suit
McVeigh: AClub SuitJClub Suit

Board: 10Club Suit5Diamond Suit5Spade SuitQHeart Suit9Club Suit

McVeigh was eliminated on the hand in eighth place and DeSilva grew his stack to 3,810,000.

Justin Liberto Takes the Chip Lead

Justin Liberto raised to 200,000 and Jonathan Gray reraised to 700,000 from the big blind. Liberto reraised to 1,825,000 and Gray shoved all in. Liberto then called all in for 4.5 million and the two players flipped over their cards.

Liberto: AClub SuitKClub Suit
Gray: KHeart SuitKSpade Suit

The flop dropped Q-J-10 to give Liberto a flopped Broadway straight and the turn and river did nothing to change the fate of the hand. Liberto doubled up to take the chip lead with 9.1 million and Gray was the short stack with 1.1 million after the largest hand of the final table so far.

 

Level 29 Update: Theron Eichenberger Eliminated in 9th Place

Level: 29

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 3,556,687

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Benny Chen – 4,365,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Gray – 5,795,000
Seat 3: Justin Liberto – 4,255,000
Seat 4: Chris Hunichen – 3,120,000
Seat 5: Dan Kelly – 6,480,000
Seat 6: Robert McVeigh – 1,330,000
Seat 7: Michael Bennington – 2,145,000
Seat 8: Upeshka DeSilva – 1,060,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Theron Eichenberger – $105,154

Live Updates:

Theron Eichenberger Eliminated in Ninth Place ($105,154)

Dan Kelly raised to 160,000 under the gun preflop and Theron Eichenberger reraised all in for 405,000. The two players then flipped over their cards.

Kelly: 5Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit
Theron: AClub Suit8Diamond Suit

Board: 10Club Suit9Spade Suit6Diamond SuitKDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit

Kelly won the hand with a diamond flush to increase his chip lead above 6 million and Theron was eliminated on the hand in ninth place.

Jonathan Gray Doubles Up Close to 6 Million

Dan Kelly raised to 160,000 preflop under the gun and Robert McVeigh reraised to 325,000 UTG+1. Jonathan Gray called on the button and Kelly also called. The flop was dealt KHeart Suit6Diamond Suit2Heart Suit and all three players checked.

The turn fell JHeart Suit and McVeigh opened the action for 515,000. Gray raised all in for 2,310,000 and Kelly mucked. McVeigh called with 8Heart Suit7Heart Suit and Gray revealed pocket jacks. The river brought the 6Spade Suit and Gray doubled up to 5.8 million on the hand thanks to a full house on the river. McVeigh was left with 1.3 million after his flush fell to an unlikely river card.

 

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 6 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker)

The final table of Event No. 6 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker) has begun, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all major hands, current chip counts, and prize payouts.

With the elimination of Joe Kuether in tenth place ($82,205), the official, nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 29 with blinds of 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante, and action will continue until a winner is determined. Play may be extended an additional day if it takes more than 10 levels to reach a winner as noted on the official structure sheet. With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players stack up:

Seat 1: Benny Chen – 5,745,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Gray – 2,705,000
Seat 3: Justin Liberto – 3,760,000
Seat 4: Chris Hunichen – 3,390,000
Seat 5: Dan Kelly – 5,475,000
Seat 6: Robert McVeigh – 3,695,000
Seat 7: Michael Bennington – 2,735,000
Seat 8: Upeshka DeSilva – 610,000
Seat 9: Theron Eichenberger- 435,000

While only 9 remain, this event attracted a huge field of 6,343 players, creating a total prize pool of $8,563,050, and the top 648 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $1,199,104
2nd Place: $741,902
3rd Place: $534,505
4th Place: $400,408
5th Place: $302,104
6th Place: $229,575
7th Place: $175,713
8th Place: $135,467
9th Place: $105,154

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all major hands, current chip counts, and prize payouts.

Player Tags: Daniel Kelly
 
 
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