Championship: Justin Liberto Out-Flushes Ugis Steinman to Win a Pot Worth 5.4 Million

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 1,110

Justin Liberto
Justin Liberto

Ugis Steinman min-raised under the gun to 150,000, Chris Brewer reraised from the big blind to 600,000, and Steinman called.

The flop came Ah6c2h, Brewer bet 425,000, and Steinman called.

The turn card was the 4s, Brewer checked, Steinman started counting out chips for a bet, and Brewer snap-folded. Steinman took the pot.

Ugis Steinman  –  4,900,000  (65 bb)
Chris Brewer  –  6,050,000  (81 bb)

The next hand, after a flop of 9d8c6d, Steinman checked from the big blind, and Liberto checked from the button behind him.

The turn card was the Kd, Steinman bet 200,000, Liberto raised to 575,000, and Steinman called fairly quickly.

The river card was the 3s, Steinman checked, Liberto bet 1,950,000, and Steinman snap-called with Qd10d for a queen-high diamond flush.

But Liberto turned over Ad3d to win the pot with an ace-high flush.

Justin Liberto  –  8,000,000  (107 bb)
Ugis Steinman  –  2,200,000  (29 bb)

With 11 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 4,025,000 (54 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $69,900 each.

Action will continue today until there are seven players remaining for tomorrow afternoon’s live-streamed final table, scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.