2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #6: $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" No-Limit Hold'em
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Upeshka Desilva Eliminated in 7th Place ($175,713)

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Upeshka DeSilva - 7th Place

Hand #63: Desilva raised to 265,000 from the hijack, and Liberto three-bet for an amount large enough to force Desilva all-in if he elected to call. With {J-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} in the hole, the young Desilva did just that for about 2.1 million, and he found himself as a major favorite against the {8-Hearts}{7-Clubs} of Liberto. In the last hand before break, Desilva watched as the dealer delivered his fate.

Flop: {K-Spades}{J-Spades}{9-Spades}

With middle set on the flop, and his opponent holding no spades, Desilva was in great shape to score the double. Liberto would have to catch a ten, but the odds were stacked squarely against him.

Turn: {6-Hearts}

Now Desilva was searching for tens or fives to complete a miraculous straight to send Desilva packing.

River: {5-Diamonds}

With that, Liberto exhaled in joy and turned to his supporters on the rail, who were already celebrating his good fortune. Desilva, meanwhile, absorbed his bad beat like a professional, offering congratulations to Liberto and wishing his former tablemates well as he departed the main stage.

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Tags: Justin LibertoUpeshka DeSilva