|Blindit||200,000 / 400,000|
Hand #129: Liberto opened to 480,000 from under the gun, Bennington called on his button, and Gray defended his big blind. The flop fell and Gray checked it over to Liberto, who bet 525,000. Bennington came along, Gray mucked, and the turn of was checked around. After the fell on the river, Liberto tried to push the mild mannered doctor around with a bet of 1.56 million, but Bennington looked him up with , which proved to be good enough.
Hand #123: Liberto raised to 495,000 out of the small blind, and Bennington defended from the big. A flop of was checked through, and on the turn Liberto took it down with a 425,000 bet.
Hand #124: Gray won the blinds and antes with a raise to 550,000 from under the gun.
Hand #125: With his stack dwindling quickly after the dinner break, Chen open-shoved for roughly 2.6 million, claiming the dead money.
Hand #126: Holding the biggest stack at the table, Liberto received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #127: Liberto limped in on the small blind and Bennington checked his option, bringing a flop of to the board. After checks around, the arrived on the turn, prompting Liberto to lead out for 325,000. Bennington called this bet, and on the river, he led again for 645,000. Bennington raised to 1.5 million, however, and his aggression earned him this sizable pot.
Hand #128: Bennington raised to 520,000 in the small blind, but folded after Chen three-bet all-in for his remaining 2.9 million chips.
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Hand #118: Bennington opened for 500,000 from under the gun, and Liberto called from to defend his big blind. On the both players checked it down the whole way, and Liberto opened up for a rivered pair, which was good enough to take the pot.
Hand #119: Liberto bumped it to 525,000 from the small blind and took down a pile of ante chips.
Hand #120: Gray raised to 600,000 from under the gun, good enough to fold the table.
Hand #121: Opening for 480,000 under the gun, Liberto claimed yet another small pot.
Hand #122: Bennington raised from under the gun, making it 500,000 to play, Liberto called defending his big blind, and the flop of was checked down. The turn card came , Liberto led out for 390,000, and Bennington came along to see the fall on the river. Liberto then check-called a bet of 500,000, but mucked when Bennington rolled over the for a rivered bottom pair.
Hand #114: Chen limped his button, departing from typical tournament strategy during these late stages, and Gray shoved his short-stack forward. Chen must have not expected this move from Gray, depsite the latter holding only 10 big blinds, as he mucked his hand rather quickly.
Hand #115: Liberto limped from the small blind, Bennington checked his option, and by betting the flop Liberto took it down.
Hand #116: Liberto opened to 480,000 from the button, earning the blinds and antes.
Hand #117: Chen moved all-in with to force Gray to a decision, and with the decision was simple. He called to put his tournament at risk, and a runout of doubled his stack of 2.91 million.
The players are on a 60-minute dinner break.