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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $2,289,500
Entrants: 241

No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • Jan 23, '06 - Jan 27, '06
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Updates on Final Day (Jan 27, 06)

 
 

Daniel Negreanu Wins! ($755,525)

Hand 119 - Daniel Negreanu has the button, and they both see a flop of Kc-Qh-4d (It's unclear if anyone raised)King checks, Negreanu bets $30,000, King raises to $100,000, Negreanu moves all in, and King immediately calls.

- Daniel Negreanu has the button, and they both see a flop of Kc-Qh-4d (It's unclear if anyone raised)King checks, Negreanu bets $30,000, King raises to $100,000, Negreanu moves all in, and King immediately calls.

King shows Kd-3h (pair of kings), but Negreanu has him dominated with Kc-9c (pair of kings, higher kicker). King needs high cards or a paired board for a chop, or a three to win.

The turn card is the 5c, and King needs a three, four, or a five on the river to survive.

The river card is the 7d, and Bryant King is eliminated in second place, earning $416,690.

Daniel Negreanu wins the WSOP Circuit Championship Tunica, winning $755,525, and a gold-and-diamond Circuit Championship ring.

 

Hand 118 - Bryant King has the button, he raises to $50,000, Negreanu reraises to $200,000, and King says, "Alright, I'm gonna call." There's already $400,000 in the pot.

The flop comes 10h-7d-4d, and Negreanu says, "I'm all in." The audience rises in anticipation, and King says, "Y'all can sit back down. I'm telling you right now, I can't call." King folds, and Negreanu wins the pot.

 

Hand 116 - Bryant King has the button, and we can't tell if it's a limp or a raise preflop, but they're both in. The flop comes Ac-Qc-5d, and both players check. The turn card is the Kd, and they check again. The river card is the 7c, Negreanu checks, King bets $60,000, and Negreanu calls with K-x (pair of kings). King mucks, and Negreanu takes the pot.

Hand 117 - Daniel Negreanu has the button, he raises to $40,000, and King calls. The flop comes 9h-7s-4h, and both players check. The turn card is the Kh, and they check again. The river card is the 8h, King checks, Negreanu bets $60,000, and King calls. Negreanu shows Ah-x (nut flush), and King shows 9-8 (two pair). Daniel Negreanu takes the pot.

 

Hand 114 - Bryant King has the button, he limps, and Negreanu checks. The flop comes Qc-7c-3h, and both players check. The turn card is the Kh, Negreanu bets $30,000, and Bryant folds. Daniel Negreanu takes the pot.

Hand 115 - Daniel Negreanu has the button, he limps, and King checks. The flop comes Jc-6h-3s, King checks, Negreanu bets $30,000, and King folds. Daniel Negreanu takes the pot.

 

Hand 112 - Bryant King has the button, he limps, and Negreanu checks. The flop comes A-K-J with two hearts, and both players check. The turn card is the 6c, and they check again. The river card is the 9d, and they check again. King says, "ten high," and Negreanu mucks. Bryant King wins the first pot with ten high.

Hand 113 - Daniel Negreanu has the button, he limps, and King checks. The flop comes Ac-9h-8d, King checks, Negreanu bets $25,000, and King calls. The turn card is the 4d, King checks, Negreanu checks. The river card pairs the board with the 4c, King bets $50,000, and Negreanu calls out of curiosity (or so he says) after much deliberation. King shows 10-8 (pair of eights), and Negreanu mucks. I hope the information was worth $50,000 to Negreanu.

 

Heads-Up Play Begins; Shuffle Up & Deal!

The money presentation is brief, but effective, with the lovely Adrienne Germano dressed as a showgirl and carrying the money out to the table.

The money is arranged in a camera-friendly way, and the players are reintroduced. It's time to shuffle up and deal!

 

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Here are the official chip counts for the final two players:

Daniel Negreanu - $1,711,000
Bryant King - $699,000

 

Kia Mohajeri Eliminated in 3rd Place ($228,950)

Hand 111 - Kia Mohajeri has the button in seat 8, and he moves all in for $100,000. Negreanu reraises to $200,000, and King quickly folds. Mohajeri shows Kc-Jd, but Negreanu dominates him with Ah-Jc. Mohajeri needs to improve to survive.

The flop comes 10c-9s-8c, which gives both players an open-ended straight draw which would force a chop. The turn card is the 2d, and Mohajeri needs a seven, a queen, or a king on the river to survive.

The river card is the 10h, and Kia Mohajeri is eliminated in third place, earning $228,950.

There will be a short break before heads-up play begins.

 

Hand 109 - Daniel Negreanu has the button in seat 2, and he raises to win the blinds and antes.

Hand 110 - Bryant King has the button in seat 6, he raises to $50,000, and Negreanu calls. The flop comes Ah-Js-8h, Negreanu checks, King bets $100,000, and Negreanu calls. The turn card is the 6c, Negreanu checks, and King checks behind him. The river card is the Qs, and they check again. Negreanu shows Jh-x (pair of jacks), and King shows 10-8 (pair of eights). Daniel Negreanu wins the pot.

 

Updated Chip Counts

Here are updated chip counts for the final table:

1. Daniel Negreanu - $1,400,000 (seat 2)
2. Bryant King - $882,000 (seat 6)
3. Kia Mohajeri - $128,000 (seat 8)

 
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