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Allen Kessler Wins 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods Main Event

'The Chainsaw' Captures $170,031 First Prize and Third Circuit Gold Ring


Allen KesslerA total of 526 entries were made in the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event, building a total prize pool of $790,841. From that sizable field only one player could emerge as the champion, and that turned out to be none other than Allen Kessler.

For the win the man known as “The Chainsaw” earned with third WSOP Circuit gold ring, the $170,031 first-place prize and 840 Card Player Player of the Year points. Kessler came into the final day of the event in 13th chip position out of the remaining 15 players, but managed to survive to heads-up action with Mark Dube. The two battled it out for over two hours, but Kessler eventually emerged victorious.

“I started out with a huge chip deficit. Then I won a big race to get even.” Kessler told after his win. “I tried to trap a few times. And neither time he went for it.”

This was Kessler’s 210th tournament cash and it brought his lifetime live tournament earnings to $3,036,112.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Allen Kessler $170,031 840
2 Mark Dube $105,103 700
3 Gregory White $76,791 560
4 Hilary Dombrowski $56,940 420
5 Alexander Rocha $42,785 350
6 Michael Quibble $32,662 280
7 Kevin Darouvar $25,306 210
8 Matthew Zola $19,851 140
9 Michael Lavoie $15,837 70