Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship
Days:
123

"Hey PokerNews! Allen Kessler Tripled Up!"

Happy_Freaked • Level 6: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Allen Kessler on Day 1

Over the years we've quoted many players during PokerNews live updates, but there haven't been many that made us laugh this much.

After Allen Kessler just managed to triple up, which happened right in front of our desk, none other than Doyle Brunson turned to us and yelled, "Hey PokerNews! Allen Kessler tripled up!"

The entire table started laughing, and it's safe to say we had a bit of a chuckle over it as well.

Kessler started the day with just a few thousand chips, and on the second hand of play he ended up all in for his tournament. Both Brunson and Christopher Wallace had called Kessler's all in and the hand was checked down to sixth street.

"PokerNews, I'm all in!" Kessler yelled.

"EPSN!" Elezra yelled, as he looked around the room for someone to capture Kessler's big moment, but to no avail.

With every card the dealer turned over Kessler's smile grew as his the strength of his hand grew. On sixth Brunson bet and that was enough to get Wallace to fold.

Kessler: (X-X) / {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / (X)
Brunson: (X-X) / {5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{7-Spades} / (X)
Wallace: (X-X) / {7-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{K-Spades} / fold

Kessler turned over the {A-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for his hole cards and he had a lock on this hand against Brunson's {6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Kessler raked in this very important pot, but he's not out of danger just yet.

Chip Counts
Doyle Brunson us 40,000 12,500
Christopher Wallace us 17,000 -6,900
Allen Kessler us 12,000 8,100

Tags: Allen KesslerDoyle BrunsonEli Elezra