Allen Kessler: ()() / / ()
Frank Kassela: ()() / / ()
Kessler brought in before Kassela completed. Kessler then raised and Kassela reraised. Kessler called off the last of his chips and we were off to the races on third street. Kassela started ahead with a buried pair of sevens, but Kessler took the lead with eights on fourth. On fifth street, Kassela pulled back ahead with two pair and from there his hand held up.
Kessler finished in second place and earned $276,486. It wasn't the bracelet win he was hoping for, but Kessler did score his largest-ever cash. A hand shake and a hug from Kassela officially ended it and Kessler left the building to collect his payout.