Event 17: Steven Bennett Takes the Lead Against Mark Edward Kerness

$1,100 Deep Stack Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 117

Steven Bennett
Steven Bennett

Mark Edward Kerness raised from the button to 32,000, Steven Bennett reraised from the big blind to 105,000, and Kerness called.

The flop came Ks10d6c, Bennett bet 75,000, and Kerness called.

The turn card was the 2d, Bennett bet 225,000, and Kerness tanked for a while before he folded. Bennett took the pot.

Steven Bennett  –  1,100,000  (92 bb)
Mark Edward Kerness  –  1,250,000  (104 bb)

A short while later, after a flop of Js10h5s, Bennett checked, Kerness bet 45,000, and Bennett called.

The turn card paired the board with the 5c, Bennett checked, Kerness bet 100,000, and Bennett check-raised to 300,000. Kerness thought for a while before he folded, and Bennett took the pot — and the chip lead.

Steven Bennett  –  1,235,000  (103 bb)
Mark Edward Kerness  –  1,100,000  (92 bb)

A few hands later, with the board showing QdJc5d10h on the turn, Kerness bet 75,000, and Bennett called.

The river card was the 7d, Kerness checked, Bennett bet 100,000, and Kerness called. Bennett said “Two pair,” and showed Qh10d. Kerness mucked, and Bennett won the pot to increase his lead.

Steven Bennett  –  1,400,000  (117 bb)
Mark Edward Kerness  –  950,000  (79 bb)

Here are the payouts they’re playing for:

1st:  $33,010 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $20,700