5/7/2012 11:34:34 PM PST
Congratulations to Christopher Bonn, Winner of WSOPC Chester Main Event ($109,760)
It's been a long, hard grind since action kicked off Saturday morning for the World Series of Poker Circuit Chester Main Event. Some 322 players put up the $1,600 entrance fee with dreams of capturing the title, the gold ring and $109,760. But only Christopher Bonn made those dreams a reality after defeating Ken Silverstein in heads up play.
Bonn entered the final in the bottom third of chip counts and didn't get involved in too much of the action. He sat back and let the other players pick each other off. He did get involved the maniacal Tuan Phan at eight-handed play. They got it all in preflop with Bonn holding and Phan . Phan caught a six on the flop and an ace came on the river. That hand cost Bonn half his stack.
Shortly after Eugene Fouksman opened under the gun, Phan called and Bonn moved all in. Fouksman got out of the way and Phan said, "You've got a small pocket pair. We never lose this hand, we never lose. Alright, I call."
Phan tabled and Bonn tabled . The board ran and Bonn was back in the black and Phan was left crippled.
Bonn continued the act of doubling another player and then earning it right it back. Fouksman caught a four flush when Bonn whiffed with but then earned it all back. He doubled up holding against Fouksman's when he spiked a ten on the river on a ragged board.
Bonn's quiet table image and steady play kept in contention for the title. When he got to heads up play he ratcheted up his aggression and chipped away at Silverstein for nearly an hour before finally clinching victory. His next stop will be the National Championship in Las Vegas.
5/7/2012 11:01:53 PM PST
Ken Silverstein Eliminated in 2nd Place ($67,863)
From the button Christopher Bonn opened for 200,000 and Ken Silverstein moved all in. Bonn thought for a couple moments and then quietly announced "Call."
The flop came and Bonn took the lead in the hand. Silverstein stood up to and asked the dealer for a heart on the turn for a sweat, but got air when it came . Only an ace could save Silverstein's tournament and put him even in chips, but today would be Bonn's day as the river came .
|Christopher Bonn||6,420,000||1,560,000 |
|Ken Silverstein||0||-1,560,000 |
5/7/2012 10:38:23 PM PST
|Christopher Bonn||4,860,000||1,285,000 |
|Ken Silverstein||1,560,000||-1,285,000 |
5/7/2012 10:36:20 PM PST
Christopher Bonn opened for 200,000 on the button and Ken Silverstein called. The flop and both players checked. The turn came and the two checked again. The river brought the , Silverstein bet 375,000 and Bronn moved all in. Silverstein thought better of the situation and mucked his cards.
5/7/2012 10:26:36 PM PST
An Aggro Fest
Since heads up play began we've heard at least four all in bets. Needless to say, there hasn't been a call yet. But we've got a feeling it's going to happen soon.
5/7/2012 10:23:35 PM PST
Level 29 started
5/7/2012 10:19:01 PM PST
The Vocabulary Challenge
From time to time the tournament staff and media engage in a little fun. We'll choose five random words/phrases and challenge the floorman on the mic to work them in his commentary. Dave Bartoli has the mic and was handed the following list:
4. Forrest Fire
Not only did Dave hit all the words, but he got them in one shot when introducing the heads up match. We salute you sir.
5/7/2012 10:08:02 PM PST
Heads Up Chip Counts
|Christopher Bonn||3,575,000||1,475,000 |
|Ken Silverstein||2,845,000||305,000 |
5/7/2012 10:07:55 PM PST
Pete Kaemmerlen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($49,288)
Pete Kaemmerlen opened to 105,000 from the button and was called by Christopher Bonn in the big blind. The flop came down and Bonn checked. Kaemmerlen fired out a continuation bet of 125,000.
Bonn sat thinking for a moment before shoving out two stacks of maroon chips for a total of 400,000. Kaemmerlen responded by announcing that he was all in for 1,425,000. Bonn made the call and the hands were turned up:
Bonn was ahead and Kaemmerlen was in need of a diamond to save his tournament life. He did not find one when the turn fell . The river brought the and Kaemmerlen was sent to the rail, thrusting us into heads up play.
|Pete Kaemmerlen||0||-1,700,000 |
5/7/2012 9:44:22 PM PST
A Much Friendlier Game
Since the post-dinner fury the three remaining players have settled down a bit. We've seen a handful of limped pots and one bet has been enough to take down the pot.
5/7/2012 9:35:13 PM PST
Kaemmerlen Doubles Again
From the button, Pete Kaemmerlen made it 105,000 and received a call from Christopher Bonn in the big blind. The flop fell and Bonn checked. Kaemmerlen continued out with a bet of 125,000 and Bonn responded by moving all in. Kaemmerlen called and the hands were turned over.
The turn gave Bonn some more outs when it fell , but unfortunately for Bonn, the river bricked out with a .
|Christopher Bonn||2,100,000||-720,000 |
|Pete Kaemmerlen||1,700,000||900,000 |
5/7/2012 9:30:31 PM PST
Kammerlen Loses Some
Christopher Bonn completed and Pete Kaemmerlen checked his option. The flop fell and Bonn check-called a 50,000 bet.
The turn was the and Bonn checked again. Kaemmerlen continued the aggression, betting 95,000. Bonn called.
The fell on the river and Bonn pushed out a bet of 200,000. Kaemmerlen tossed his hand to the muck and Bonn was awarded the pot.
|Pete Kaemmerlen||800,000||-140,000 |
5/7/2012 9:24:28 PM PST
|Christopher Bonn||2,820,000||1,480,000 |
|Ken Silverstein||2,540,000||740,000 |
|Pete Kaemmerlen||940,000||440,000 |
5/7/2012 9:22:40 PM PST
Pete Kaemmerlen raised to 105,000 from the small blind and was called by Ken Silverstein in the big. The flop came and Kaemmerlen continued out for 125,000. Silverstein made the call and the came on fourth street. Kaemmerlen checked and Silverstein took this opportunity to seize control, pushing out 195,000. Kaemmerlen hung his head and mucked, leaving himself with about 500,000 in chips.
|Pete Kaemmerlen||500,000||-600,000 |
5/7/2012 8:57:26 PM PST
Cards Back in the Air
The players (and bloggers) have been fed and are ready to play this thing out.
5/7/2012 8:56:42 PM PST
Level 28 started
5/7/2012 8:06:01 PM PST
The Dinner Bell Doth Ringeth
It's time to eat and the players have elected to have an abbreviated dinner break of 45 minutes. We'll be back soon.
5/7/2012 7:55:14 PM PST
Eugene Fouksman Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,845)
Eugene Fouksman was crippled by doubling Cory Mascagni and was down to only 40,000 after sitting in the blinds. Pete Kaemmelen opened the action by raising to 60,000, Fouksman tossed in his remaining chips and Christopher Bonn called from the big blind.
Kaemmerlen and Bonn had a side pot and they watched the flop come . Both active players checked and the turn came . Bonn moved all in, Kaemmerlen folded and Bonn took the side pot.
The river came and Fouksman was eliminated by Bonn's set of sevens. This was Fouksman's second final table finish on the WSOPC this year - he took 5th in the Caesar's Atlantic City Main Event.
|Eugene Fouksman||0||-70,000 |
5/7/2012 7:48:09 PM PST
Mascagni Scores Huge Double Up; Fouksman Crippled
Cory Mascagni raised to 70,000 from the cutoff and was called by Eugene Fouksman from the big blind. The flop came down and Eugene checked. Mascagni continued out for 70,000 only to find Fouksman raise it up to 170,000. Mascagni made the call.
The turn brought the and Fouksman shoved out a bet of 220,000. Mascagni quickly announced all in and was snap called by Fouksman.
Mascagni needed help heading to the river and found it when the came. Mascagni's jack-high straight ended up the best hand and he was able to clinch a key double up while absolutely decimating Fouksman.
|Cory Mascagni||1,850,000||1,050,000 |
|Eugene Fouksman||70,000||-1,030,000 |