Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 3:22 am
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The action continued at the King's Casino in Rozvadov for the WSOP Europe. Another PLO bracelet was up for grabs and one journeyman American pro was trying to break through for the first time. German soccer pro Sergej Barbarez final tabled Event #6 €2,200 PLO, but his run ended in fifth place. Allen 'Chainsaw' Kessler got heads-up for the bracelet against Lukas Zaskodny. However, it wasn't Kessler's day and he'll have to wait another tournament to win his first bracelet. The Czech Republic's Zaskodny picked off Chainsaw heads up to win the bracelet and €93,677.

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Manic Monday in RozVegas. The sixth event at the 2017 WSOP Europe was another PLO donk fest, but this particular final table had a Chainsaw bracelet watch! Allen Kessler flew all the way out from Vegas to RozVegas (on frequent flier points, presumably) to partake in the 2017 World Series of Poker. During the sixth event, Kessler embarked on a deep run. How deep? Chainsaw made the final table... and eventually got heads-up for the bracelet.

Wait, Chainsaw final table? The forums, Twitter, buffet lines in Vegas and other social media venues were aflutter with Chainsaw updates. Could he take down Event #6 €2,200 PLO and ship a bracelet? Everyone knows Chainsaw Kessler in poker circles, but a bracelet win would put the NOTORIOUS N.I.T. in the history books for eternity.

Yes, it was going to be a final table for the ages. Italian pro Dario Alioto bubbled off the final table in ninth place. German soccer pro Sergej Barbarez turned some heads when he made the final table, but he was knocked out in fifth place. Holland's Pim van Holsteyn busted in fourth place, which set up a three-handed battle for the ages among Chainsaw Kessler, Lukas Zaskodny, and Krasimir Yankov.

Chainsaw was short with three to go, but that didn't stop him whatsoever. After three grueling hours of three-handed action, Kessler chipped up into first place. He had a 3M stack and was not about to relinquish any of it.

Krasimir Yankov hit the road in third place, which set up a heads-up battle between Kessler and Lukas Zaskodny. Chainsaw led 5M to 3.5M.

Alas, it was not in Chainsaw's cards to win this one. Ship this one to the local. Zaskodny rallied from behind to defeat Chainsaw and win the tournament. The Czech player won his first bracelet and €93,677 in cash.

Chainsaw earned a runner-up payday worth nearly €58K. He'll have to wait another day for his first piece of bling. Validation was within reach, but Lukas Z snatch it up from him.

Jesus Ferguson min-cashed in this event and he maintained his lock on first place on the 2017 POY leader board.

Notables who went deep and cashed in Event #6 included... Sebastian Langrock, Thomas Pedersen, Angelo Benedetto, Alexandre Viard, Mustafa Jukovic, Alex Livingston, Erik Cajelais, John Racener, and Mike Leah.

WSOP Europe - Event #6 €2,200 PLO

Entrants: 191

Prize Pool: €366,529

Payouts: 29

 

Final Table Results:

1. Lukas Zaskodny (Czech Republic) €93,677

2. Allen Kessler (USA) €57,897

3. Krasimir Yankov (Bulgaria) €40,353

4. Pim van Holsteyn (Netherlands) €28,702

5. Sergej Barbarez (Germnay) €20,842

6. Liran Twito (Israel) €15,458

7. Georgios Koliofotis (Denmark) €11,715

8. Willm Engelke (Germany) €9,076

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