Allen Kessler Enters History Books With 100th Cashout at 2023 WSOP
- Allen Kessler has recorded his100th cashout at the on-going WSOP
- Overall, he now has 220 cashes, including those he won in Circuit events
- Kessler has yet to win a WSOP gold bracelet
While a gold bracelet has remained elusive for Allen Kessler, he has unlocked a new World Series of Poker (WSOP) milestone over the weekend by recording his 100th cashout at the live poker festival.
Combined with his 120 cashes in the WSOP Circuit series, “The Chainsaw” now has a total of 220 WSOP cashes to his name. That’s no easy feat given the high level of competition at WSOP events.
Kessler’s WSOP Record by Cashes
Kessler scored his 100th cash in bracelet events when he finished 34th in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud (Bracelet Event 9) at the 2023 WSOP for $3,051. That pushed him to no. 26 in the WSOP all-time list by cashes, just one below Mike Matusow, Ismael Bojang, Dylan Linde, and Tom McCormick.
Kessler has won $1,448,638 so far for his 100 cashes at the WSOP. The player with the most cashes in bracelet events is Daniel Negreanu with 219 ($20,790,853), followed by Roland Israelashvili with 197 ($2,559,354). Coming in third is Phil Hellmuth with 186 ($16,758,078). Hellmuth still holds the record for most bracelet wins with 16.
Kessler’s WSOP Circuit record is hard to ignore as well. He has so far won three rings and 120 in cashes in this particular category. That means the American poker pro has recorded 220 cashes in both bracelet and circuit events throughout his career, making him among the Top 10 all-time (he sits at no. 6) which is a huge accomplishment.
Just five players are ahead of “The Chainsaw” in terms of WSOP cashes covering all events. They are Israelashvili who is at no.1 with 419, Arkadiy Tsinis (2nd, 326), Ari Engel (3rd, 267), Negreanu (4th, 227), and Ian Steinman (5th, 225).
Bracelet Hunt Continues
Kessler’s tight playing style doesn’t sit well with a lot of poker fans, and he is often criticized for not winning major titles other than his WSOP Circuit victories. But only a few have recorded at least 100 cashes in the history of the WSOP live festival and only eight players have surpassed 200 cashes overall. Kessler’s name is on both lists, and so is Israelashvili.
The two players have one more thing in common – they’re still on the hunt for their maiden gold bracelet.