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Hand #235: Alan Sternberg Wins the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star ($1,039,000)
Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Steven Kelly raises to 240,000, Alan Sternberg moves all in, and Kelly calls with AQ. Sternberg shows 108, and Kelly is a favorite to double up here. Kelly says, "It's the first good hand I've had in a while.
The flop comes Q87, and both players flop a pair, but Kelly retains the lead with a pair of queens. The turn card pairs the board with the 7, killing some of Sternberg's outs. Kelly will double up here on any card but an eight.
The river card is -- the 8!
Alan Sternberg wins the pot -- and the tournament -- with a full house, eights full of sevens. Steven Kelly finishes as the runner-up, earning $595,300.
Alan Sternberg wins the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, earning $1,039,000, a WPT bracelet, and a Bay 101 trophy. That money includes a $25,500 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship at Bellagio in May.
Congratulations to Alan Sternberg!
1st: Alan Sternberg - $1,039,000
2nd: Steven Kelly - $595,300
3rd: Mike Matusow - $369,800
4th: Vivek Rajkumar - $295,800
5th: Casey McCarrel - $221,800
6th: Mike Sexton - $148,000
02:23 AM, 03/19/11