$25k NLHE 6-Max - Kelly's A Hero!
It's all over and a quick-fire day of drama ended in fittingly dramatic fashion.
The final hand saw Dan Kelly open to 200k, only for Shawn Buchanan to fire back at him, 3-betting to 650k.
Undeterred, Kelly now re-bumped it to 1.4 million and after requesting a stack count, Buchanan now moved allin!
Kelly called and the pair flipped their cards over.
A♣ T♦ for Kelly but a dominant pair of jacks for Buchanan, who looked poised to double-through and take control of this heads-up conflict.
The board was unpromising for Kelly, peeling off 6♠ 4♠ 3♦ followed by the 5♥ on the turn, but at least he'd picked up some chop outs.
He'd need an ace on the river to win though.
The A♦! His enthusiastic and at least partially inebriated rail started roaring their appreciation for their man, cheering away whilst an unfortunate Shawn Buchanan was forced to face the dawning realisation that his bracelet dream was over.
So $812,914 for Buchanan who ends up a highly-creditable runner-up in one of the strongest fields at the series.
However, it's Dan Kelly who wins the massive $1,315,518 first prize, as well as the bracelet, the admiration of his peers and has also won a prized place amongst the Brunson Ten as part of his achievements here at the World Series.
Massive congratulations to Kelly and thanks for following what's been an absorbing tournament.
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