Mark Perry raised from the cutoff to 350k. Ari Engel 3-bet from the small blind to 750k, leaving himself 1.1M behind. TJ Shulman moved all-in from the big blind for 3.125M total. Perry folded and Engel made the call for his remaining stack and would be at risk.
Shulman J♦J♣ vs Engel A♠5♠ Pot: 4.2M
TJ Shulman finds an excellent spot to wake up with a premium hand and catches Engel attempting to steal from the initial opener. He holds against the single over-card and chips up to ~5.1M.
Jennifer So open shoved second to act for 1.585M, just over 13 big blinds. Action folded to Mark Perry on the button who also moved all-in. The blinds folded and the two players tabled their cards with So at risk.
So K♥K♦ vs Perry A♣Q♣ Pot: ~3.48M
Jennifer So is eliminated in 7th place for $18,077.
The elimination comes in the final moments of Level 30 which was otherwise uneventful. Full chip counts will be posted shortly as six-handed play gets underway with a 150k big blind.
Mo Farah couldn’t get anything going at the Final Table in large part due to having the extremely aggressive Ari Engel on his immediate right. After coming into Level 29 in 7th out of 8, he finally found a good spot but ran into a monster from Joe Liberta.
Liberta opened the pot to 225k from middle position and Farah moved all-in from the hijack for 1.825M total. The remaining players folded and Liberta instantly called the shove.
Liberta A♠A♥ vs Farah A♣K♥Pot: 3.92M
Liberta had a small sweat on the turn as Farah picked up a gut-shot but in the end held with his dominating pair. Liberta continues his rush at the Final Table and grabs a decent lead with ~7.2M.