Hand #185-187: Allen Kessler Eliminated in 7th Place ($80,600)
Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Hand #185 - Noah Schwartz checks a board of KKT8. Randal Flowers bets 220,000 and Schwartz calls. The river is the J and both players check. Schwartz shows 99 and takes the pot.
Hand #186 - Allen Kessler moves all-in from middle position, winning the blinds and antes. He shows the table TT.
Hand #187 - Allen Kessler moves all-in from under the gun and Jason Koon calls from the cutoff. Before Koon shows his cards, Kessler tells the table, "I guarantee I'm going to lose with this hand." He then turns over AK and Koon shows AA--a reversal of fortune from the last time these two were all-in against each other,
The board runs out 9642Q and Koon's aces hold to eliminate Kessler in seventh place and bring Day 5 of play to a close.
There are approximately eight minutes left in Level 27, so players will begin the final table with blinds at 40,000-80,000 ante 10,000.
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Here are the chip counts and seating assignments for Wednesday's televised final table, which will begin at 4pm:
Seat 1: Skip Wilson - 1,200,000 (15 big blinds)
Seat 2: Michael Benvenuti - 1,390,000 (18 big blinds)
Seat 3: Jason Koon - 2,555,000 (32 big blinds)
Seat 4: Noah Schwartz - 3,135,000 (39 big blinds)
Seat 5: Randal Flowers - 3,215,000 (40 big blinds)
Seat 6: Andy Frankenberger - 1,935,000 (24 big blinds)
12:37 AM, 10/20/10