Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Chen Beats Kessler Twice

Allen Kessler

2-7 Triple Draw

On back-to-back hands Allen Kessler lose two pots against Bill Chen. Kessler wasn't happy, and that's an understatement.

Kessler raised it up to 8,000 and Bill Chen made the call from the big blind. Chen drew three cards and Kessler needed two.

Chen checked to Kessler who bet 4,000 and opted to check-raise to 8,000. Kessler called and Chen stood pat.

"Pat? Really?" Kessler said out loud as he was surprised with Chen's move.

"Sometimes I take five cards and pat," Chen replied with a s smile while Kessler was pondering over his decision. The Chainsaw ended up taking two cards, and Chen fired out 8,000 right away. Kessler tanked for a bit before releasing his hand with some frustration.

On the very next hand Kessler raised again, and Chen three-bet from the small blind. Kessler called and both players took two cards.

Chen bet 4,000 and Kessler called. On the second draw Chen took one card and Kessler needed two again. Chen bet 8,000 and Kessler called. Both players took one card on the final draw.

"Let's see who gets lucky here," Kessler said as both players received their final card.

"I check," Chen said after which Kessler turned over the {Q-Diamonds} in frustration. Chen showed the {J-Spades} after which he revealed the rest of this hand, {5-}{4-}{3-}{2-}. Chen took down this pot as well and he's now back up to around 135,000 chips. Kessler is knocked to around 100,000 and uttered the words, "This is really aggravating!"

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 135,000 55,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 100,000 -55,000

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