Steven Kelly wins Event #39; $1,500 NL Hold ‘em Shootout

Steven Kelly wins Event #39; $1,500 NL Hold ‘em Shootout

Thursday, 24 June 2010

The $1,500 NL Shootout began today with what was almost a 14-handed final table; the remainder of two ten-handed tables beginning with the same stack sizes and playing down to a winner. Despite the presence of tournament beast Annette Obrestad, not to mention JC Tran, it was Steven Kelly who made his second WSOP 2010 cash a big one.

Kelly won $381,922 for the top prize, arriving at a final table without Obrestad nor Tran who finished outside the top ten. In the final hand, runner-up Jeffrey King pushed in his last 1.5m chips with Ks-Qd and had around 40% equity against Kelly when he called with Ah-9d.

A J-9-3 flop gave the shorter stack a gutshot straight draw but Kelly remained ahead with a pair of nines. However the turn and river made Biggins to blank out the board and end the tournament. King received $236,819 for his efforts in getting past 1,398 other players but for going one further Kelly takes home $381,922 as well as his first bracelet.

The Day 3 payouts were as follows:
1. Steven Kelly $381,922
2. Jeffrey King $236,819
3. Derric Haynie $161,117
4. Dustin Dirksen $112,214
5. Reagan Leman $78,361
6. Brett Shaffer $56,446
7. Paul Varano $40,887
8. Michael Cooper $30,119
9. Justin Scott $22,575
10. Michael Pesek $17,294
11. Annette Obrestad $13,654
12. Johnny Kitchens $10,844
13. J.C. Tran $8,638
14. Heinz Kamutzki $6,940

Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Tags: Poker News, Steven, Kelly, wins, Event, #39;, $1, 500, NL, Hold, ‘em, Shootout