Benefield already inherited the short-stack title from Newhouse after the latter had been eliminated. With only 8.5 million in chips to his name, the man known as the Raptor pushed all his chips to the middle of the table only to see Jay Farber take his time in the tank before ultimately calling Benefield’s push. Both showed their cards and it became quickly evident that Benefield’s Ks2s was severely dominated by Farber’s AcKd.
The flop turned up 5d10sQc, followed by Js on the turn, giving Benefield some outs to hit a flush on the river. But it wasn’t meant to be as the 2d turned up on the river, giving Raptor his walking papers to finish 8th in the WSOP Main Event Final Table.
For his efforts, Benefield still walked home with $944,650.
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