$2,200 High Roller: Romeo Mendoza Wins ($88,717); A.J. Kelsall Finishes as Runner-Up ($54,831)

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 173

Romeo Mendoza
Event 8 Champion Romeo Mendoza

After Mendoza caught an ace on the river to double thru Kelsall, he carried that momentum over the next 20 minutes or so into the chip lead.

Finally, A.J. Kelsall raised to 125,000, Romeo Mendoza reraised to 425,000, and Kelsall thought for a while before he moved all in for 1,445,000.

Mendoza thought for a bit before he called with KsQs, and Kelsall turned over 10s10c. Kelsall needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came AhJc3cJsAd, and the board double-paired to counterfeit Kelsall’s pocket tens, giving Mendoza the victory with the two pair on the board and his king kicker.

Kelsall finished as the runner-up, earning $54,831, while Mendoza won the title, the WSOP Circuit Ring, and $88,717.

Stay tuned for a recap for this event.

A.J. Kelsall
Runner-Up A.J. Kelsall

1st:  Romeo Mendoza  –  $88,717 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd:  A.J. Kelsall  –  $54,831
3rd:  Eric Salazar  –  $38,190
4th:  Steven Veneziano  –  $27,206
5th:  James Calderaro  –  $19,834
6th:  Miguel Hernandez  –  $14,805
7th:  William Medina Diaz  –  $11,322
8th:  Hamid Izadi  –  $8,876
9th:  Ben Diebold  –  $7,138
10th:  Arkadiy Tsinis  –  $5,891