$1,450 Main Event

Dennis Takes the Lead

HillKerby • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Jason Dennis

Justin Liberto raised to 150,000 on the button and Jason Dennis defended his big blind, bringing a flop of {8-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Dennis checked to Liberto, who continuation-bet 125,000 and saw Dennis check-raise to 350,000. Liberto called.

The turn came {k-Clubs} and Dennis fired out another 550,000. Liberto raised to 1.23 million, sending Dennis into the tank. After 15 seconds, he looked down at his cards and then thought for another half a minute before looking back at them once more and announcing he was all in.

"Nice hand," said Liberto without much deliberation. He then sent his cards to the muck and Dennis took down the pot, overtaking the chip lead along the way.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Dennis us
Jason Dennis
us 5,460,000 1,535,000
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 3,750,000 -1,535,000

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