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No-Limit Hold'em Championship Day 1 Chip Count

  • Dec 11, '05 - Dec 16, '05
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Updates on Final Day (Dec 16, 05)

 
 

Rehne Pedersen wins the 2005 WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic ($2,078,185)

Rehne Pedersen wins the 2005 WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic, winning $2,078,185, a gold-and-diamond bracelet, and a $25,500 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship. Patrik Antonius finished second, earning $1,046,470.
 

Rehne Pedersen Wins the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic!

Hand #171 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, and Antonius is forced all in for the big blind. The players flip over their cards, and Antonius has Ks-7s against Pedersen's pocket eights (8c-8s). Antonius needs to improve to stay alive.

The flop comes 9d-6c-3s, and Pedersen retains the lead. The turn card is the 3c, and Antonius needs to catch a king to survive. The river card is the Jc, and Patrik Antonius is eliminated in second place, earning $1,046,470.

Rehne Pedersen wins the 2005 WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic, winning $2,078,185, a gold-and-diamond bracelet, and a $25,500 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship.
 

Rehne Pedersen Doubles Through Patrik Antonius; Antonius Crippled

Hand #168 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he limps for $600,000, and Pedersen checks his option. The flop comes Js-10c-6s, Pedersen checks, Antonius bets $600,000, and Pedersen folds. Antonius takes the pot.

Linda Johnson announces that the two players are nearly even, with about $8.5 million in chips each.

Hand #169 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, and he folds.

Hand #170 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he moves all in, and Pedersen immediately calls with Ad-4d. Antonius has him dominated with As-Ks. Pedersen needs to improve to stay alive here, as Antonius has a few more chips.

The flop comes 7h-6s-5d, and Pedersen picks up an open-ended straight draw, and he suddenly has a lot of outs. The turn card is the 3s, and Pedersen hits his straight. But now Antonius has picked up a flush draw, and lots of people in the audience start chanting, "Spade! Spade! Spade! Spade!"

The river card is the 10h, and Rehne Pedersen wins the hand with a seven-high straight to double up in chips. The new chip counts:

Rehne Pedersen - $16,500,000
Patrik Antonius - $150,000
 

Blinds Increasing to $300,000-$600,000 ($50,000 Ante)

The blinds increase to $300,000-$600,000, with a $50,000 ante. Play will continue without a break.
 

Hand #160 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he raises to $1 million, Pedersen moves all in, and Antonius folds.

Hand #161 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, he raises to $1.5 million, and Antonius folds.

Hand #162 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he moves all in, and Pedersen folds.

Hand #163 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, and he folds.

Hand #164 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he limps for $400,000, and Pedersen checks his option. The flop comes Kc-Kd-9s, Pedersen checks, Antonius bets $400,000, and Pedersen folds.

Hand #165 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, and he folds.

The following approximate chip counts are announced to the crowd:

Rehne Pedersen - $9,000,000
Patrik Antonius - $7,500,000

Hand #166 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he limps for $400,000, Pedersen moves all in, and Antonius folds. Pedersen takes the pot.

Hand #167 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, he limps for $400,000, Antonius moves all in, and Pedersen folds. Antonius takes the pot.
 

Hand #157 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, he moves all in, and Antonius folds.

Hand #158 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he raises to $1 million, and Pedersen calls. The flop comes 10c-8d-8s, and both players check. The turn card is the 5d, Pedersen checks, Antonius bets $1 million, and Pedersen folds. Antonius takes the pot.

Hand #159 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, he raises to $1.2 million, and Antonius folds.
 

Hand #154 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he raises to $1 million, and Pedersen calls. The flop comes 10h-6d-4h, Pedersen moves all in, and Antonius folds.

There wasn't much action, but there was over $2.5 million in that pot. Here are the approximate chip counts:

Rehne Pedersen - $10,000,000
Patrik Antonius - $7,000,000

Hand #155 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, and he folds.

Hand #156 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he limps for $400,000, and Pedersen checks. The flop comes As-Jc-4d, Pedersen checks, Antonius bets $400,000, and Pedersen folds.
 

Hand #150 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he raises to $1.2 million, and Pedersen folds.

Hand #151 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, and he folds.

Hand #152 - Patrik Antonius has the button, he moves all in, and Pedersen folds.

Hand #153 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, he moves all in, and Antonius folds.
 

Hand #147 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, he raises to $1 million, and Antonius folds.

Hand #148 - Patrik Antonius has the button, and he folds.

Hand #149 - Rehne Pedersen has the button, he limps for $400,000, Antonius moves all in, and Pedersen folds.
 

Blinds Increasing to $200,000-$400,000 ($40,000 Ante); Shuffle Up & Deal!

The blinds have increased to $200,000-$400,000, with a $40,000 ante. Rehne Pedersen will start with the button, and in heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Courtney Friel does a quick little interview with the players at the table. Interestingly, the players are still in their original seats (2 & 3), which has them sitting very close to each other. (Usually the final two players are split up so they look across at each other rather than side glances.)

Gus Hansen makes an appearance on stage, sharing a few words with his fellow Europeans (Patrik Antonius is from Finland, and Rehne Pedersen is from Denmark). It's not obvious from here who Hansen is rooting for.

It takes a few minutes to settle everything down, but when the producers give the okay, it's time to shuffle up and deal!
 
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