$1,450 Main Event

Wilkie Rides a Roller Coaster To Double

HillKerby • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Steve Wilkie

Steve Wilkie open-limped on the button and Justin Liberto raised to 125,000 in the small blind. Wilkie came over the top, shoving for exactly 500,000 and Liberto called.

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

Wilkie was way out in front going to the flop, which came {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts} and brought chop outs on board. An even worse scenario came for Wilkie on the turn {j-Clubs}, resulting in him standing up in disbelief. Then, a miracle {q-Diamonds} came on the river, causing Wilkie to take one step over and hug the dealer, thanking him in the process for keeping him alive.

Player Chips Progress
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 2,020,000 -520,000
Steve Wilkie gb
Steve Wilkie
gb 1,058,000 483,000

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