$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Kroesen Cracks Kings

Ricky Kroesen raised to 4,200 from early position and was met with an all-in reraise to 40,000 by Kahle Burns in middle position. The rest of the field folded back to Kroesen, who made a halfhearted call.

Kroesen: {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}
Burns: {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}

Kroesen didn't seem surprised with his predicament, which didn't improve on the {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop. Kroesen was in need of an ace or running cards to stay alive, and wouldn't you know it, the {A-Clubs} spiked on the turn. The {9-Hearts} river changed nothing and Kroesen sent a shellshocked Burns to the rail while increasing his stack to approximately 100,000.

Chip stacks
Ricky Kroesen au 100,000 40,000

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