Event 24 – Final Table – Maximum Poker! Max Pescatori wins Event 24
It took less than an hour for Max Pescatori to dismantle Kyle Kloeckner in heads-up play and in the process claim his second WSOP bracelet. Although they entered heads-up with nearly even chip stacks Pescatori won a couple of big pots in quick succession to take back the chip lead and it was smooth sailing for the Italian Pirate from there.
In the final hand of the tournament Max Pescatori bet $70,000 from the button and Kloeckner made the call. The flop came K♦ J♦ 3♥ and Kloeckner checked but Pescatori bet out $110,000. Kloeckner called and the turn came 2♥. Pescatori thought for a minute and then bet the pot limit – which was $364,000.
Kloeckner tanked for several minutes, likely very aware of the fact his tournament life was on the line, and then decided to go all-in. Pescatori insta-called and the players flipped over their hands:
“Is it a one-outer?” asked Pescatori implying that Kloeckner would need a miracle card in a hurry. Instead the river fell 2♦ and Pescatori leapt to his feet to celebrate his victory.
Pescatori wins the bracelet and $246,471 while Kloeckner settles for second place and $152,410. Congratulations to both players and everyone that played in Event 24!
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