Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Casey Kelton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($454,920)

• Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante
Casey Kelton - 2nd Place

From the button, Foster Hays raised to 500,000. Casey Kelton reraised to 1.5 million from the big blind and Hays made the call, bringing the players to the {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop. Kelton was up first and fired 1.5 million. Hays studied for some time and then put in a raise to 3.6 million, leaving himself with 2.195 million behind. Kelton studied for a few minutes and then moved all in. Hays quickly called.

Hays: {J-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Kelton: {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}

Kelton needed to hit an ace on the turn or river in order to win the hand, but couldn't do so after the {7-Clubs} and {Q-Clubs} hit the felt. It took the tournament staff a few minutes to get exact count correct before it was determined that Hays did indeed have Kelton covered and had won the tournament. Kelton earned $454,920 for his runner-up finish.

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