Michael Bennington Eliminated in 2nd Place ($741,902)
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 , but found himself needing major help when Chen revealed the . The fans in attendance here at the Mothership stood to cheer, and the dealer fanned the most important flop of both player's lives.
Bennington blanked the flop, and he was left searching the deck for the two remaining treys.
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.