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Allen Kessler

Chainsaw

United States

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Total Winnings GPI
$2,967,083 

2078.43 147th (144th)

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Biography

Allen Kessler is a Team Pro for Ivey Poker. He is considered one of the most consistent live poker players with dozens of cashes and numerous final table finishes.

Intro

Kessler made his first six-figure score at the 2005 World Series of Poker when he finished runner-up to Todd Brunson in the $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Event, good for $132,110. In 2007, Allen would make his first World Poker Tour final table and took sixth at the Foxwoods Poker Classic, scoring $136,452.

Background

Coming out of college, Kessler took the more conventional route and took a job as an Internet marketing executive. The Pennsylvania native eventually ventured to a casino found a new love for poker. With a very analytical and mathematical mind, Kessler began frequenting card rooms in Atlantic City to hone his game. Cash games were his forte and Allen moved up the limits throughout the years. Soon enough, he would take to the tournament circuit.

In 2001, Kessler had his first WSOP cash in the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split event. The tournament bug caught Allen with this finish and he began taking shots at tournaments year round, but cash games were still his bread and butter. A couple years down the road in 2004, Kessler recorded his first tournament win in an event at the Winnin’ o’ the Green out in L.A. From there, the tournament cashes just seemed to pile up.

He earned his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring during the 2006/2007 WSOP Circuit Event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He won a $500 buy-in event earning $73,419. In 2010 Kessler came close to winning a coveted WSOP bracelet but fell short after losing to Frank Kassela heads-up in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 Championships. For his runner-up finish, Kessler earned $276,485.

In 2011, Kessler had another opportunity to land his first WSOP bracelet but once again took the runner-up spot. This time, Kessler lost his heads-up battle to Brian Rast in a $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em event. Then in March 2013, Kessler added a second WSOP Circuit gold ring to his resume after winning a side event at The Lodge Casino in Colorado.

In 2013, Kessler won the Heartland Poker Tour Player of the Year award. During the season he cashed six times and made four final tables. Early in 2014 the Mid-States Poker Tour enacted a new, player-friendly structure that was designed with the help of Kessler, the “Kessler approved” tournament structure.

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Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop
147th $3,560
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
8th $134,101
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
161st $3,154
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
121st $8,830
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
106th $4,411
2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Belle of Baton Rouge
Main Event
8th $3,638
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
153rd $2,116
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
35th $5,555
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
89th $4,540
2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Main Event
37th $2,490
2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Harrah's Tunica
Main Event
54th $3,337
2012 World Series of Poker
WSOP National Championship
18th $22,278
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
80th $4,638
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
99th $9,692
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
71st $3,697
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
21st $4,782
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
138th $4,595
2011-12 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Main Event
15th $6,182
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
9th $33,352
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
46th $4,494
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
2nd $140,309
2010-11 World Series of Poker Circuit - Harrah's New Orleans
Regional Championship
6th $37,736
2010 PokerStars.com EPT London
Main Event
100th £9,000
World Series of Poker Europe 2010
Event #3: £1,075 No-Limit Hold'em
38th £2,747
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
191st $3,089
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
18th $14,455
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
23rd $21,997
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
14th $34,639
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
13th $10,282
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
2nd $276,486
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
17th $7,663
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
39th $5,124
2008 WSOP Circuit Event - Lake Tahoe
$5,150 Championship Main Event
6th $31,370
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 24 - $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha
37th $5,256
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 10 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
31st $4,908
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 6 - $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
45th $4,093
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 36 - $5,000 Omaha Hi Lo
20th $12,502