Allen Kessler Wins WSOPC Foxwoods For $170k

Allen Kessler Wins WSOPC Foxwoods For $170kThe 2014 WSOPC Foxwoods $1,675 main event attracted 526 players to the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and after three days of action  it was top US pro Allen Kessler who emerged victorious, and walked away with his third WSOPC ring, the $170,031 first place prize, and a seat through to the 2015 National Championship.
Following his impressive feat, the 43-year-old pro, who now boosts his live tournament earnings to $3,146,667, tweeted:
“Omg I did it. I won the @FoxwoodsPoker @WSOP main event, $170,000 and a $10,000 wsop seat! Full story on Next task is to win @WinStarWorld casino main event this weekend. $1 million guaranteed for 1st and chainsaw approved structure! @MariaHo”
After the final table had been reached, Mark Dube (7-7) then proceeded to eliminate Matt Zola in 8th ($19,851), before being dealt pocket kings and doing likewise to Kevin Darouvar (J-9) in 7th for $25,306.
Continuing his steamroll of the final table, Mark Dube (Qc-5c) got Michael Quibble (A-10) to commit on a Ac-Jc-6c flop and with a 10 and 9 coming on turn and river Quibble picked up $32,662 for his 6th place finish. Dube (A-K) subsequently eliminated Hilary Dombrowski (3-3) in 4th ($56,940), and Dube’s pocket sixes held to dispatch Gregory White (Q-J) to the rail in 3rd ($76,791) and usher in the heads-up phase of the tournament.
Naturally, Mark Dube held a formidable chip lead at the outset but before long it was Allen Kessler who held the big stack and in the final hand of the competition Mark Dube’s Q-J was pitted against the A-K of Kessler. The dealer then put out a Q-10-5-J-10 board to consign Mark Dube to a runner-up finish worth $105,103, while Allen Kessler was crowned the champion. Commenting after his match, Kessler said:
“It was very tough. I started out with a huge chip deficit. Then I won a big race to get even. I tried to trap a few times and neither time he went for it.”
Final Table Results:
1 Allen Kessler – $170,031
2 Mark Dube – $105,103
3 Gregory White – $76,791
4 Hilary Dombrowski – $56,940
5 Alex Rocha -$42,785
6 Michael Quibble – $32,662
7 Kevin Darouvar – $25,306
8 Matt Zola -$19,851
9 Michael Lavoie – $15,837

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