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World Poker Tour -- Doyle Brunson Classic Starts Monday

The Championship Event of the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic Features a $15,000 Buy-in

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Doyle BrunsonThe World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Classic $15,000 no-limit hold’em championship event begins at noon on Monday, Dec. 14 at Bellagio. This will be the last WPT event in 2009, and it is the 17th event in the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic tournament series (Preliminary event results are listed below). Players will be able to buy in through the first eight levels of the event.

The final table will take place on Saturday, Dec. 19, and Card Player’s live reporting team will be at Bellagio to bring you live updates, chip counts, and photos throughout the event. Videos will be provided by Card Player TV. Here is a look at the full schedule for the event:

Monday, Dec. 14: Day 1
Tuesday, Dec. 15: Day 2
Wednesday, Dec. 16: Day 3
Thursday, Dec. 17: Day 4
Friday, Dec. 18: Day 5
Saturday, Dec. 19: Final table

2008 WPT Doyle Brunson Classic Final-Table Results:

1: Chino Rheem — $1,538,730
2: Justin Young — $936,760
3: Evan McNiff — $540,440
4: Steve Sung — $396,205
5: Amnon Filippi — $288,235
6: Hoyt Corkins — $216,175

2009 Five-Diamond World Poker Classic Preliminary Winners:

Event No. 1 ($500 SpadeClub.com no-limit hold’em): Michael Downing — $12,005
Event No. 2 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Jae King — $51,835
Event No. 3 ($500 no-limit hold’em): Richard Titus — $23,546
Event No. 4 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Michael Binger — $39,729
Event No. 5 ($1,500 Omaha eight-or-better): Lonnie Heimowitz — $34,629
Event No. 6 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Ian Schechter — $38,384
Event No. 7 ($1,500 pot-limit Omaha with rebuys): Fabrice Soulier — $110,652
Event No. 8 ($500 no-limit hold’em): Dustin Bierma — $41,186
Event No. 9 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys): Mel Wiener — $109,468
Event No. 10 ($1,500 seniors no-limit hold’em): Mallory Smith — $38,819
Event No. 11 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Brandon Terry — $71,700
Event No. 12 ($5,000 H.O.R.S.E.): Jason Mercier — $100,280