$1,450 Main Event

Steve Wilkie Eliminated in 3rd Place ($38,344)

HillKerby • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Steve Wilkie

Steve Wilkie opened to 150,000 on the button and Justin Liberto three-bet to 435,000 in the small blind. Wilkie called.

The dealer fanned a flop of {9-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and Liberto made a continuation-bet of 225,000. Wilkie called.

Liberto then slid out a stack of purple 100K-chips on the turn {8-Hearts} and Wilkie announced he was all in. Liberto had already bet enough to cover and the two players tabled their hands.

Steve Wilkie: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Justin Liberto: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}

Liberto's top pair, top kicker was ahead but WIlkie had outs to a flush and straight in addition to his pair of jacks going to the river. Unfortunately for Wilkie, it fell a dry {5-Clubs} and he was eliminated in third place as a result. Wilkie wished Liberto a nice hand and made his way from the table after doing so.

Meanwhile, heads-up play between Justin Liberto and Jason Dennis has now begun with Liberto holding more than a two-to-one chip advantage to begin the match.

Player Chips Progress
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 6,800,000 1,250,000
Steve Wilkie gb
Steve Wilkie
gb Busted

Tags: Jason DennisJustin LibertoSteve Wilkie