"I gotta run good tomorrow. I always run good until this stage."
These were some of Andrew Kelsall’s parting thoughts as he bagged up his tournament-leading chip stack at the conclusion of Day 2 of World Series of Poker Event #5: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice.
While Kelsall has 158 cashes and a bracelet on his esteemed WSOP resume, there are several ‘so close yet so far’ moments attached to that WSOP CV, most notably a runner-up finish in this very event in 2021.
Kelsall’s words aren’t unfounded, as a look at his results in recent WSOP Day 3’s confirms that he has been within sniffing distance of more WSOP gold but has come just short.
Andrew Kelsall Recent WSOP Day 3 Results
|2022||Event #23: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold ‘em||6th||$21,170|
|2022||Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship||9th||$31,552|
|2022||Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship||8th||$31,796|
|2021||Event #7: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice||2nd||$60,514|
|2021||Event #36: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship||6th||$42,646|
To return to that elusive mountaintop, Kelsall will have to navigate through ten talented remaining opponents including a pair of bracelet winners in Chad Eveslage (1,095,000) and John Racener (565,000).
Other notables still in the mix include Andrew Brown (465,000), who has deep run experience in this event, having placed 3rd in 2016. David Levi (645,000) is a long-time veteran of the WSOP who’s right in the mix for his first-ever bracelet. Nick Pupillo (1,105,000) has more recently ventured into the WSOP mixed game arena but has a pair of final table appearances in WSOP Circuit H.O.R.S.E. events this year.
Event #5: $1,500 Dealer's Choice Day 3 Seat Draw
|Feature 1||1||James Johnson||United States||1,465,000|
|Feature 1||2||Andrew Brown||United States||465,000|
|Feature 1||3||Nick Kost||United States||905,000|
|Feature 1||4||Andrew Kelsall||United States||1,950,000|
|Feature 1||5||David Levi||United States||645,000|
|Feature 1||6||Nick Pupillo||United States||1,105,000|
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|Feature 2||1||Clayton Mozdzen||Canada||1,555,000|
|Feature 2||3||John Racener||United States||565,000|
|Feature 2||4||Chad Eveslage||United States||1,095,000|
|Feature 2||5||Gregory Kelley||United States||695,000|
|Feature 2||6||Ryan Roeder||United States||960,000|
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