When three of the last twelve players in any tournament are all-in, its a time of excitement, but in tonight's "Millionaire Maker" event, this occasion meant a little more than usual.
Benny Chen bumped it to 100,000 from under the gun, and Dan Kelly flatted from the hijack. Justin Liberto woke up with and saw his chance to triple up, so he shipped his last 665,000 into the middle.
Chen opted to call the bet, but when Kelly came over the top for his whole 2.5 million stack, the isolation play worked and Chen let the two duke it out.
Kelly's pocket pair was crushed by Liberto's ladies, and the final board of brought no help in the form of eights or straights. Liberto's win returned his stack to just under the average, putting him in position to reach the final table if a few more breaks go his way.