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2014 WSOP: Mike Kachan Wins $403,483 In Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Tags: $1, 000 no-limit holdem, 2014 WSOP, Event #56, Jeff Blenkarn, Mike Kachan.
Posted on 03 July 2014 by "T".

On Wednesday, the final 16 of 2,525 players returned to the poker tables for Day 3 of Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Five players were sent packing during the first two levels of play and Bastian Fischer finished eleventh soon after.

The two tables then became an unofficial final table of 10 players until Matt Salsberg shoved with ADiamondKDiamond on the board 6Diamond10SpadeJSpade into the 10Club10Diamond of Raymond Henson. The last two cards were to no help for Mr. Salsberg who finished in 10th place for $23,202.

Once the cards were in the air on the official final table of 9 players, the action slowed down dramatically and stacks were evenly distributed. Well, one by one they were eventually eliminated until heads-up play began. Although the final table had moved extremely slow most of the day, it only took 14 hands of play for Mike Kachan, a 30-year-old from Woodbury, Minnesota who came to Las Vegas to play in the Main Event but decided to hop into this event in the last minute, to eliminate Jeff Blenkarn to claim his first gold bracelet and $403,483 in prize money!

"It feels great. It was a tough ride, but it was well worth it. I am really thankful for all of the people I have behind me," Kachan said afterr the big win. "When the tournament started, I was in northern Utah driving in and got here with 20 [big blinds]. The rest was history I guess."

Here is how the final hand was played out:

Mike Kachan opened for 250k and Jeff Blenkarn thought for a while before calling.

The flop rolled out 9SpadeJDiamond5Heart. Blenkarn checked and Kachan bet 215. Blenkarn then raised to 615,00. Kachan made the call.

The turn was the 6Heart and Blenkarn shoved his remaining stack. Kachan instantly called and the cards were turned over.

Blenkarn had QDiamond9Diamond and Kachan held JHeart6Diamond. The river card was the 10Club - no help to Blenkarn who had been eliminated in second place for $250k. 

Final table results: 

1st: Mike Kachan - $403,483
2nd: Jeff Blenkarn - $250,815
3rd: Eric Shanks - $177,527
4th: Andrew Egan - $128,032
5th: Viktor Skoldstedt - $93,490
6th: Neo Hoang - $69,084
7th: Steve Gross - $51,676
8th: Richard Milne - $39,109
9th: Raymond Henson - $29,951

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2 comments on "2014 WSOP: Mike Kachan Wins $403,483 In Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold''em"

 doubletop77703/07/2014 10:57:09 GMT
Many congratulations to Mike Kachan on winning his first bracelet and over four hundred thousand dollars and to do it after entering so late with only twenty big blinds is extra special
 Mipetin17/07/2014 06:38:39 GMT
Congratulations to Jared Jaffee. I was railing and watching the livestream. Well done ! Hope u will win many many more bracelets in the future.

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