Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Kessler is the Praying Mantis of Poker

[user153638] • Nivel 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

With around 10,000 in the pot and a flop of {8-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, the small blind checked and Daniel Engels bet 6,200 from the big blind. Allen Kessler then raised all in for 22,500, the small blind folded, and Engels made the call.

Engels: {9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Kessler: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}

Kessler was ahead with two pair, but Engels was drawing to an open-ended straight. The {6-Clubs} turn actually completed that straight, and Kessler tossed up his hand in frustration. No sooner did he do that than the dealer burned and put out the {8-Clubs}. Kessler spiked a full house to double.

"You are the praying mantis of poker," tablemate Aaron Massey said of Kessler's complaining tactics that always seem to lead to a double.

Jucător Fise Progres
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 60,000 26,300
Daniel Engels at
Daniel Engels
at 30,000 -34,700

Taguri: Daniel EngelsAllen Kessler