$1,450 Main Event

Justin Liberto Eliminated in 2nd Place ($57,224)

HillKerby • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Justin Liberto, photo c/o Dan Bowden

Jason Dennis opened to 160,000 on the button and Justin Liberto announced he was all in. Dennis immediately called.

Justin Liberto: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Jason Dennis: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}

"Win a coin flip, one time," said Dennis under his breath. The flop {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs} fell in his favor, giving him top pair, top kicker and leaving Liberto in need of hitting a two outer to stay alive. The turn came {2-Spades}, with the dealer giving both players a long second or two of a sweat before burning and turning the river {6-Clubs} to complete the runout, with Dennis' jacks remaining best.

"On the flop!" Dennis said to himself, confirming he had indeed won the coin flip. The two then stood up and met midway around the table to exchange a fist bump before Dennis sat back down to take his winner's photo.

Liberto has earned $57,224 for his runner-up finish. Stay tuned for a winner's story and tournament recap.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Dennis us
Jason Dennis
us 9,215,000 2,505,000
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us Busted

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