Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,032,750
Players 765

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Dajuan Whorley Eliminated in 3rd Place ($91,212)

OHairDJ • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Dajuan Whorley - 3rd Place
Dajuan Whorley - 3rd Place

Allen Kessler entered the pot from the button with a raise to 70,000 and Dajuan Whorley defended his big blind to see a {3-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs} flop fall.

Whorley checked and Kessler fired out a continuation-bet of 80,000 only to have Whorley check-raise to 175,000. Kessler moved all in and Whorley made the call for roughly his 300,000-chip stack.

Whorley: {J-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Kessler: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}

With Whorley trailing, the {7-Hearts} on the turn saw him gain outs to a jack, ten or nine, but when the river landed the {5-Clubs}, Whorley was eliminated in third place for a $91,212 payday, leaving both Kessler and Brian Rast heads up.

Tags: Allen KesslerDajuan Whorley

Daisuke Endo Eliminated in 4th Place ($66,994)

OHairDJ • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Daisuke Endo - 4th Place
Daisuke Endo - 4th Place

From the button, Daisuke Endo moved all in for 100,000 and Allen Kessler made the call from the small blind.

Kessler: {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Endo: {Q-Spades}{J-Hearts}

With Kessler in the lead, the {K-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} flop would further strengthen his stranglehold in the hand, and when the {2-Hearts} and {8-Clubs} landed on the turn and river, Endo was sent to the rail in 4th place earning himself a $66,994 payday as Kessler climbs over the 1 million chip mark.

Tags: Daisuke EndoAllen Kessler

Kessler Doubles with Trips

OHairDJ • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

Daisuke Endo limped in from the small blind and Allen Kessler checked his option to see a {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} flop fall.

Endo fired out 60,000 only to have Kessler bump it to 120,000. Endo reraised pot and Kessler made the call for his last 420,000 in chips.

Endo: {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Kessler: {A-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

With Kessler in commanding shape, the {4-Clubs} on the turn and {7-Clubs} on the river saw Kessler snag a double to 950,000 as Endo was left with just 100,000 in chips.

Tags: Allen KesslerDaisuke Endo

Mika Paasonen Eliminated in 5th Place ($49,902)

OHairDJ • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Mika Paasonen - 5th Place
Mika Paasonen - 5th Place

Mika Paasonen opened to 60,000 from the cutoff before Brian Rast three-bet. Paasonen called off what remained of his chips once the action returned to him.

Paasonen: {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Rast: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}

With Paasonen trailing, the {2-Spades}{K-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts} board was spread to send Paasonen to the rail in fifth place for a $49,902 payday as Rast soars to 1,800,000 in chips.

Tags: Brian RastMika Paasonen

Ali Eslami Eliminated in 6th Place ($37,654)

OHairDJ • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Ali Eslami - 6th Place
Ali Eslami - 6th Place

From the cutoff, Ali Eslami opened to 105,000 and Brian Rast made the call from the small blind.

The flop fell {K-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Rast pushed out a bet to put Eslami all in. Eslami made the call for what remained of his stack and the cards were tabled.

Eslami: {A-}{10-}
Rast: {K-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

With Eslami needing to catch running cards to stay alive, the turn of the {7-Diamonds} would put an end to the hand as Eslami was bundled to the rail in sixth place as a meaningless eight completed the board.

Tags: Ali EslamiBrian Rast

Rast Turn Win

OHairDJ • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

Mika Paasonen limped in from the small blind and Brian Rast checked his option to see a {10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop fall.

The turn of the {3-Diamonds} saw Paasonen again check, but when Rast fired out a bet, Paasonen folded.

Tags: Mika PaasonenBrian Rast

Endo Ups It

OHairDJ • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

Brian Rast opened to 60,000 from under the gun and Daisuke Endo thre-bet the cutoff to 150,000.

Rast contemplated for a few moments before kicking his cards to the muck.

Tags: Brian RastDaisuke Endo

Level:
24
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
0