2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em

Kessler and Decataldo Find Doubles

ajlamers • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

At one table, Allen Kessler was seen raking in a pot to double up his stack. Kessler held {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} in the small blind and spiked a king on the river for top pair to keep his tournament hopes alive.

Next door, another big pot was brewing and Flavio Decataldo was in the middle of it once again. After an all in for 149,000 from under the gun, Eyal Bensimhon just called in middle position. Decataldo also shoved all in for 420,000 in the big blind and Bensimhon called.

Flavio Decataldo: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Eyal Bensimhon: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Decataldo's pocket nines held on to eliminate one opponent and double up through Bensimhon.

Chip Counts
Flavio Decataldo it 1,020,000 678,000
Eyal Bensimhon at 502,000 258,000
Allen Kessler us 345,000 191,000

Tags: Allen KesslerEyal BensimhonFlavio Decataldo