Everybody's favorite complainer, Allen Kessler, has done it. On Monday night, Kessler earned $170,031 after topping a field of 526 entries in the 2014/2015 World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods $1,675 Main Event to claim his third gold ring.
Final Table Results
Kessler defeated Mark Dube in second place to earn the title, and the final hand occurred in Level 32 with the blinds at 60,000/120,000/20,000, according to the WSOP live blog.
On the button, Dube raised all in for a little over two million, and Kessler thought for a little bit before making the call with the . Dube had the for a classic race situation. The flop paired Kessler when the fell, and the turn gave the man they call "Chainsaw" two pair when the was added to the board. The river completed the board with the , and that finished the deal. Dube finished in second place and earned $105,103.
Day 2 began with 171 players, and the final Day 3 started with 15 remaining. Chris Lovett busted in 15th, Gary Wong went out in 14th, Bob Lauria was eliminated in 13th, Patrick Donnelly took 12th, and then Guy Smith busted 11th. That set up the final 10-handed table, and that's when Bryan Leskowitz bowed out in 10th place.
At the official final table, Michael Lavoie was the first to go, and he was followed by Matt Zola, Kevin Darouvar, Mike Quibble, and Alex Rocha in that order.
Rocha was bounced in Level 28 with the blinds at 25,000/50,000/5,000 by Hilary Dombrowski. He had raised to 115,000 preflop with just 5,000 behind and then committed the rest of his chips on the flop. Rocha had the and Dombrowski the . The turn was the , and the river was the .
With four players remaining, Kessler doubled up with the versus Greg White's thanks to an ace on the river, and then he later doubled through Dube with queens to jacks. Dombrowski was then eliminated in fourth place and White in second, leaving Kessler and his 3.1 million to battle with Dube and his 7.4 million.
Just over two hours later, the heads-up match was over, and Kessler had come back to claim victory. After doubling back to even with the versus the for Dube, Kessler chipped away from there until the final hand came up and he sealed the deal.
For Kessler, he earned the second largest score of his career and a major tournament victory.
The next stop on the WSOP Circuit schedule will be the IP Biloxi stop at IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi starting Thursday, September 4.
*Data and photo courtesy of WSOP.com.