2013 World Series of Poker

Event #6: $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 4

Michael Bennington Eliminated in 2nd Place ($741,902)

Level 36 : 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Michael Bennington - 2nd Place
Michael Bennington - 2nd Place

Hand #195: Bennington limped in from the button, and Chen raised it up to 1,000,000 even. Bennington three-bet to 1.6 million, good for a minimum raise, and Chen responded with an all-in declaration. Bennington quickly called with his {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}, but found himself needing major help when Chen revealed the {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}. The fans in attendance here at the Mothership stood to cheer, and the dealer fanned the most important flop of both player's lives.

Flop: {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}

Bennington blanked the flop, and he was left searching the deck for the two remaining treys.

Turn: {J-Clubs}
River: {A-Clubs}

No help arrived for the good doctor, and Michael Bennington was eliminated one spot short of the historic million dollar payday. Nonetheless, he takes home $741,902 for his amazing run, after playing through a talented field for four grueling days of three-bets and bluffs.

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