Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||25,000 / 50,000|
Day 3 Completed
It's been a long, hard grind since action kicked off Saturday morning for the World Series of Poker Circuit Chester Main Event. Some 322 players put up the $1,600 entrance fee with dreams of capturing the title, the gold ring and $109,760. But only Christopher Bonn made those dreams a reality after defeating Ken Silverstein in heads up play.
Bonn entered the final in the bottom third of chip counts and didn't get involved in too much of the action. He sat back and let the other players pick each other off. He did get involved the maniacal Tuan Phan at eight-handed play. They got it all in preflop with Bonn holding and Phan . Phan caught a six on the flop and an ace came on the river. That hand cost Bonn half his stack.
Shortly after Eugene Fouksman opened under the gun, Phan called and Bonn moved all in. Fouksman got out of the way and Phan said, "You've got a small pocket pair. We never lose this hand, we never lose. Alright, I call."
Phan tabled and Bonn tabled . The board ran and Bonn was back in the black and Phan was left crippled.
Bonn continued the act of doubling another player and then earning it right it back. Fouksman caught a four flush when Bonn whiffed with but then earned it all back. He doubled up holding against Fouksman's when he spiked a ten on the river on a ragged board.
Bonn's quiet table image and steady play kept in contention for the title. When he got to heads up play he ratcheted up his aggression and chipped away at Silverstein for nearly an hour before finally clinching victory. His next stop will be the National Championship in Las Vegas.
From the button Christopher Bonn opened for 200,000 and Ken Silverstein moved all in. Bonn thought for a couple moments and then quietly announced "Call."
The flop came and Bonn took the lead in the hand. Silverstein stood up to and asked the dealer for a heart on the turn for a sweat, but got air when it came . Only an ace could save Silverstein's tournament and put him even in chips, but today would be Bonn's day as the river came .
Christopher Bonn opened for 200,000 on the button and Ken Silverstein called. The flop and both players checked. The turn came and the two checked again. The river brought the , Silverstein bet 375,000 and Bronn moved all in. Silverstein thought better of the situation and mucked his cards.
Since heads up play began we've heard at least four all in bets. Needless to say, there hasn't been a call yet. But we've got a feeling it's going to happen soon.
From time to time the tournament staff and media engage in a little fun. We'll choose five random words/phrases and challenge the floorman on the mic to work them in his commentary. Dave Bartoli has the mic and was handed the following list:
4. Forrest Fire
Not only did Dave hit all the words, but he got them in one shot when introducing the heads up match. We salute you sir.
Pete Kaemmerlen opened to 105,000 from the button and was called by Christopher Bonn in the big blind. The flop came down and Bonn checked. Kaemmerlen fired out a continuation bet of 125,000.
Bonn sat thinking for a moment before shoving out two stacks of maroon chips for a total of 400,000. Kaemmerlen responded by announcing that he was all in for 1,425,000. Bonn made the call and the hands were turned up:
Bonn was ahead and Kaemmerlen was in need of a diamond to save his tournament life. He did not find one when the turn fell . The river brought the and Kaemmerlen was sent to the rail, thrusting us into heads up play.