Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler (Las Vegas, NV)
"I was run over by the deck heads up. It was ridiculous," those the winning words by Allen Kessler who earns his third Borgata trophy. He defeats Scott Blackman (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) with two pair, kings & queens, playing stud on the final hand.
Kessler and Blackman were less than 100k apart when heads up began, but Kessler quickly takes the lead on the first hand they play.
Kessler bet every street in hold'em and Kessler showed AK for the winner and Blackman mucked.
"I think I won 70 or 80% of the hands we played," says Kessler, who has two other Borgata mixed games titles.
"I wanted to win the the trophy. I like the victory. I don't care about the money, I have enough money," Kessler says while taking his career tournament earnings to nearly $2.6 million.
This is Kessler's 11th career victory and with three titles is on the short list of Borgata three-time winners which includes Will Failla, Yuebin Guo, Howard Wolper, Bill Blanda and Chris Reslock.