Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship

James Obst Eliminated in 10th Place ($115,447)

Chad_Holloway • Level 19
James Obst - 10th Place

No-Limit Hold'em

James Obst opened for 50,000 and was met by a three-bet to 135,000 from Allen Kessler in the small blind. The big folded, Obst called, and it was heads-up action to the {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop. Kessler quickly continued for 175,000, and Obst paused for a few moments before making the call.

When the {2-Spades} appeared on the turn, Kessler announced that he was all in for 710,000. Obst, who only had 610,000 or so, hit the tank for a solid six minutes. He seem pained by the decision and his lips could be seen moving as if he were talking it over with himself. Eventually he whispered, "Call."

Kessler: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Obst: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Both players had flopped top pair, but of course Kessler's kicker had him out in front. Obst began to get out of his seat and watched helplessly as the useless {Q-Diamonds} blanked on the river. Obst will take home $115,447 for his tenth-place finish.

Player Chips Progress
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 1,970,000 791,000
James Obst au
James Obst
au Busted

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