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 in the hole, the young Desilva did just that for about 2.1 million, and he found himself as a major favorite against the of Liberto. In the last hand before break, Desilva watched as the dealer delivered his fate.
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.
Now Desilva was searching for tens or fives to complete a miraculous straight to send Desilva packing.
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.