$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Ljubicic Busts Benton

Aaron Benton got all his chips in the middle preflop holding {K-}{J-Clubs} and was up against the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} of Mario Ljubicic. The {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop was interesting as it gave Ljubicic top pair but provided Benton with an open-ended straight draw. Unfortunately for Benton, neither the {J-Diamonds} turn nor {5-Spades} river was what he needed and he was sent to the rail shy of the money.

Ljubicic is closing in on 100,000, which is about the chip average.

Chip stacks
Mario Ljubicic 95,000 33,600
Aaron Benton au Ude

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