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

Allen Kessler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($140,309); Brian "tsarrast" Rast Wins!

OHairDJ • Nivo 25: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Allen Kessler - 2nd Place

From the button, Brian "tsarrast" Rast opened to 90,000 and Allen Kessler made the call to see a {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop fall.

Kessler tapped the table before Rast pushed out a 90,000-chip continuation-bet only to have Kessler three-bet to 200,000.

Pausing for a few moments, Rast bumped it to 500,000 only to have Kessler announce all in for 1,440,000 in chips. Rast instantly made the call and stood up and flashed his cards to his railbirds that included Antonio Esfandiari and Rast's parents and other family members.

Kessler: {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Rast: {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

With Rast having flopped the second nut flush (behind the steel wheel), he would still need to fade any five or three falling to have Kessler take a massive lead in the heads-up battle.

As Kessler remained seated, he pointed three fingers at the board signaling his desire for a three-ball to spike, but when the {7-Hearts} landed on the turn, Kessler would be left with just four outs between him and a near-certain bracelet.

Unfortunately for Chainsaw, the river would fall the {7-Diamonds} to end Kessler's tournament in second place for a $140,309 payday as Rast is crowned the Event #15 Champion!

Oznake: Allen KesslerBrian Rast