$1.5k NL Shootout – Steve Kelly is Shootout King
Before today Steve Kelly had one WSOP cash but he certainly made his second one memorable.
Kelly outlasted all 1,397 players in Event 39 $1.5k No-Limit Hold'em Shootout including tournament vets like J.C. Tran, Annette Obrestad and Dustin Dirksen.
Heads-up lasted under 20 hands as Kelly quickly asserted his dominance over Jeff King and eventually King was forced to make his stand.
In the final hand of the tournament King open-shoved for his last $1.5 million and Kelly thought a long while before finally making the call.
King showed K♠ Q♦ and Kelly must have done a fist pump in his head because he had A♥ 9♦. Both of King's cards were live however and Kelly would need to avoid a number of cards if he wanted to end the tournament.
The board came J♠ 9♣ 3♠ 2♣ 3♥ and that was enough to seal the victory for Kelly.
King will take home $236,819 for coming in second place while Kelly gets $382,725 and a highly-coveted WSOP bracelet.
Thanks for catching our coverage of this event and we suggest you check out the ongoing live updates of the hotly contested $2.5k Razz event with Vladimir Schmelev gunning for a bracelet.
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