Hand #175: One hand back from break, and we have our latest elimination. Chen opened for 800,000 from under the gun, and Liberto three-bet jammed for 3.05 million. Chen quickly called with , and he had Liberto's in terrible shape. The players stood in anticipation while the dealer fanned the flop.
The nine in the window briefly had Liberto's cheering section going crazy, but the ten that followed it quickly silenced their celebration. Liberto would need a second nine to arrive on the turn or river, but the and came instead, sending the gracious young competitor to the payout desk for a impressive six-figure haul.