Championship: James Mackey Eliminated in 8th Place by Justin Liberto; Live-Streamed Final Table is Set

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,110

James Mackey
James Mackey

James Mackey raised from the cutoff to 200,000, and Justin Liberto called from the big blind.

The flop came Qh8s4c, Liberto checked, Mackey bet 150,000, and Liberto check-raised to 425,000. Mackey called.

The turn card was the 2s, Liberto bet 675,000, and Mackey thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the Js, and Liberto moved all in. Mackey had about 2.9 million remaining in his stack, and he stopped to think for a bit.

Mackey seemed incredulous as he shook his head and said something along the lines of “If you got there, that’s so sick.”

Mackey paused for another few moments before he called all in for 2,900,000 with 8d8c for a flopped set of eights.

But Liberto turned over Ks10s for a rivered king-high flush to win the pot and eliminate Mackey in eighth place.

Justin Liberto  –  13,625,000  (136 bb)
James Mackey  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($122,260)

The final seven players are now bagging and tagging their chips for tomorrow afternoon’s live-streamed final table, scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm. Stay tuned for official chip counts.