On Monday, Christopher Bonn emerged victorious from a 321-player field at the 2011-2012 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Philadelphia Main Event. Bonn defeated Ken Silverstein heads-up to pocket the $109,760 first-place prize, WSOPC gold ring, and a seat to the National Championship.
Day 3 began with 11 players vying for the title of champion. Play was off to a quick start when John Nelson moved all-in preflop and was called by Cory Mascagni. Mascagni’s
Early on, Tuan Phan was the man pushing the action. Phan was involved in a majority of the pots and it seemed like he may run the show for the rest of the day. However, Phan found misfortune when he decided to three-bet Ken Silverstein from the button. Silverstein four-bet to 260,000 and Phan opted to call. The two saw a flop of
Phan, however, left himself with outs, and was searching for a spade to improve his
Shortly thereafter, the final table saw its first casualty when Georgia Robinson moved all in with
Despite doubling up after his big hand with Silverstein, Tuan Phan was the next to hit the rail. Phan moved in with
Mike Linster was the next to go when he got his money in preflop against Eugene Fouksman and lost a race. Following Linster’s elimination, play seemed to grind to a halt until Eugene Fouksman ran into Christopher Bonn’s set of sevens. Fouksman was sent home in sixth place for $20,845.
After the dinner break, play picked up at a lightning pace, as John Mitchell moved in with
Kaemmerlen was the next to go when he three-bet all in against Christopher Bonn. Kaemmerlen showed a flush draw to Bonn’s flopped pair of aces, and Kaemmerlen failed to improve.
Heads-up play included a series of aggressive preflop moves by Christopher Bonn that led to Ken Silverstein bleeding chips. The final hand occurred when Bonn opened for 200,000 and Silverstein replied by announcing that he was all in. Bonn called and the hands were turned over:
Bonn jumped ahead when the flop came
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