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Event 1: Kessler Chipping Up Early

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 2: Blinds 50/100

Picking up the action after the turn of a QdTc4cTd board with about 6,500 in the pot, the UTG+2 player checks to Zach “Redlocks” Kessler on the button who bets 3,500. After a call from Kessler’s opponent, the As river completes the board and he checks to Kessler again.

“How can I not value bet this?” asks Kessler, who bets another 3,500.

To Kessler’s surprise, however, his opponent check-raises all in for 18,050. After going into the tank for about 30 seconds, Kessler calls.

His opponent immediately mucks his hand, leading to Kessler tabling AhQc for aces and queens. Since it is an all-in situation, the dealer turns over Kessler’s opponent’s cards, which turns out to be 5c3c.

With that pot, Kessler is up to about 70,000.