Monday June 29,2015 : 2015 WSOP Event 51
In event 51 26-year-old Baltimore poker pro Justin Liberto turned in a strong performance to win the $3,000 buy-in NLHE Six Max contest against a field of 1,043 that created a prize pool of $2.84 million and enabled 108 survivors to cash.
Liberto's reward was his first WSOP bracelet and a first prize worth an impressive $640,711, a very nice sequel to his fourth placing Millionaire Maker run in 2013, where he cashed for $400,000 for his fifth WSOP take-home. With tournament career earnings now well above $1.5 million, this is a player we'll be seeing a lot more of – probably in the current series.
This was another WSOP event that ran over the allotted time and had to be pushed out for a further day to allow for the heads up between Liberto and Irish player Seamus Cahill, who started the heads up with a 2 to 1 advantage, but fell dramatically in a massive almost 7.5 million chip exchange around the nineteenth hand, which Liberto won.
That placed the Baltimore pro in an almost unassailable position, which he leveraged to good effect in the next hand to send the Irishman home with a hard-earned second placing prize of $395,986.
Other final table pay-outs included:
Kiryl Radzivonau $251,168
Alexander Debus $164,863
Cornel Cimpan $111,475
Benjamin Heath $77,591