Event 5: Richard Kessler Captures Title

$250 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty
Blinds: 8k/16k/2k ante

Richard Kessler doubled into the chip lead shortly after the start of heads up play but they were soon in a dead heat as Steven “Mike” Bennett chipped back up.

The two played small ball for nearly an hour without either taking a big advantage until the final hand put the tournament to bed.

Bennett was all-in with As2h after saying he couldn’t fold an Ace at that point and Kessler was a big favorite with 8s8d. The Qd9d5d took away one of Bennett’s outs before the 7d turn left him drawing dead.

The two could have battled for a long time but they were done after four hours of final table action. Bennett takes home $2,696 for his efforts but he knows he could have won it all earlier. Kessler earned $4,684 for the win, his biggest tournament cash to date.

Richard Kessler, Event 5 Champion
Richard Kessler, Event 5 Champion