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Buy-In: $15,000 + $400
Prize Pool: $7,231,350
Entrants: 497

WPT Doyle Brunson Classic Championship - Event 13

  • Dec 12, '08 - Dec 19, '08
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Updates on Day 6 - TV Final Table (Dec 19, 08)

 
 

Level 29 -- Chino Rheem Wins the 2008 WPT Doyle Brunson Classic Championship ($1,538,730)

Scoreboard

Level: 29
Blinds/Antes: 120,000-240,000 with a 20,000 ante

Here are the final table results:

1st: David "Chino" Rheem - $1,538,730
2nd: Justin Young - $936,760
3rd: Evan McNiff - $540,440
4th: Steve Sung - $396,206
5th: Amnon Filippi - $288,235
6th: Hoyt Corkins - $216,175


Big Hands:

Chino RheemJustin Young Takes Back the Chiplead

Young limped and Rheem raised to 740,000. Young called and the flop came J107. Rheem moved all in and Young called with Q10. Rheem showed AK and needed help to win the tournament. The turn and river came 35 and Rheem was knocked back into second place with about 9 million in chips. Young doubled up to 13,400,000

Chino Rheem Doubles Back

Chino Rheem raised to 620,000 and Young called. The flop came A63 and Young checked. Rheem bet 1.2 million and Young reraised. Rheem moved all in and Young made the call with A3 for two pair. Rheem showed 104 for a flush draw and it got there when the turn was the 6. The river failed to make a boat for Young and Rheem doubled back into the chip lead.

Chino Rheem Wins the 2008 Doyle Brunson Classic Championship

Chino Rheem raised to 720,000 and Justin Young made the call. The flop came Q83 and Young checked to Rheem who bet 1.2 million. Young moved all in and Rheem insta-called with pocket kings. Young showed Q5 for top pair, but needed help to stay alive. The turn was the 9 and the river was the 2, giving the pot and the tournament to Rheem.

Player Tags: Chino Rheem
 

Level 28

Scoreboard

Level: 28
Blinds/Antes: 100,000-200,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Left: 2 of 497
Average: 11,182,500

Notable Chip Counts

Chino Rheem - 14,890,000
Justin Young - 7,500,000

Eliminations

None


Big Hands:

Chino Takes a Big Chip Lead

Justin Young limped and Chino Rheem checked his option from the big blind. The flop came K73 and Rheem checked. Young bet 300,000 and Rheem raised to 1,400,000. Young reraised to 4,400,000 and Rheem immediately moved all in.

Young tanked for three minutes before mucking and Rheem took the large pot. After the hand, Rheem was left with 18,195,000 and Young was down to 4,190,000.

Justin Young Doubles Up

Young raised to 600,000 and Rheem moved all in. Young called all in with A6 and Rheem showed pocket threes. The board comes QJ698 and Young paired his six to double up to 7,500,000.

 
 
 

 

Player Tags: Chino Rheem
 

Level 27

Scoreboard

Level: 27
Blinds/Antes: 80,000-160,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Left: 2 of 497
Average: 11,182,500

Notable Chip Counts

Chino Rheem - 12,585,000
Justin Young - 9,800,000

Eliminations

None


Big Hands:

Justin Young Takes Back the Chip Lead

Chino Rheem limped on the button and Justin Young checked his option. The flop came A85 and Young checked. Rheem bet 300,000 and Young made the call. The turn was the 6 and Young checked. Rheem bet 600,000 and Young check raised to 1,700,000. Rheem called and the river was the 2. Young bet 3 million and after a few minutes, Rheem called and saw the bad news. Young showed 4-3 for the rivered straight and took back the chip lead with nearly 13 million in chips.

The Lead Changes Again

Justin Young limped on the button and Chino Rheem checked. The flop ran down 986 and both players checked. The turn was the Q and Rheem bet 275,000. Young called and the river was the 8. Rheem checked, Young bet 650,000 and Rheem called, turning over Q-9 for two pair. Young could only show a queen and gave back the chip lead.

Player Tags: Chino Rheem
 

Level 26

Scoreboard

Level: 26
Blinds/Antes: 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Left: 2 of 497
Average: 11,182,500

Notable Chip Counts

Chino Rheem - 13,925,000
Justin Young - 8,460,000

Eliminations

None


Big Hands:

Chino Rheem Takes the Chip Lead

Justin Young raised to 360,000 and Chino Rheem called. The flop came down Q105 and Rheem checked. Young bet 525,000 and Rheem raised to 2,025,000. Young called and the turn was the 8. Rheem bet 3,100,000 and Young mucked, giving Rheem the chip lead.


Left In the Deck:

It's going to take a major cooler to end this tournament anytime soon. Both players are content to wait things out and pick their spots. The crowd is getting a little restless, but thankfully the tournament directors are keeping things light with a few jokes here and there.

Player Tags: Chino Rheem
 

Level 25

Scoreboard

Level: 25
Blinds/Antes: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Left: 2 of 497
Average: 11,182,500

Notable Chip Counts

Chino Rheem - 8,185,000
Justin Young - 14,100,000

Eliminations

5th: Amnon Filippi -- $288,235
4th: Steve Sung -- $396,205
3rd: Evan McNiff -- $540,440


Big Hands:

Amnon Filippi Doubles Up

Evan McNiff opened up a pot for 250,000 preflop and Amnon Filippi raised all in for 1.3 million. McNiff made the call and they turned up their hands:

McNiff: A5
Filippi: AJ

Board: A76106

Filippi doubled up on the hand to survive and play continued five handed.

Justin YoungJustin Young Knocks Out Two

Amnon Filippi moved all in for 975,000 and Steve Sung made the call. Justin Young then moved all in over the top of everyone and Sung called all in to produce a three-way all in. Their cards:

Sung: KK
Young: AA
Filippi: 99

Board: 7443J

Filippi was eliminated in fifth place ($288,235), Sung was eliminated in fourth place ($396,205), and Young became the dominant chip leader at the final table with over 14 million after the hand.

Chino RheemChino Rheem Doubles Up

Justin Young raised to 260,000 and Evan McNiff reraised to 825,000. Rheem then moved all in for 2.87 million and Young mucked. McNiff made the call and they turned up their hands:

McNiff: AJ
Rheem: A9

Board: A7793

Rheem doubled up on the hand to survive and McNiff was crippled.

Evan McNiff Eliminated in Third Place ($540,440)

Evan McNiff moved all in preflop and Chino Rheem called him down. Their cards:

McNiff: 104
Rheem: 109

Board: 732AK

McNiff was eliminated in third place and action was down to heads up.

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Justin Young: 14,100,000
Chino Rheem: 8,185,000

Player Tags: Amnon Filippi,   Chino Rheem,   Steve Sung,   Evan McNiff
 

Level 24

Scoreboard

Level: 24
Blinds/Antes: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Left: 5 of 497
Average: 4,473,000

Notable Chip Counts

Seat 1: Chino Rheem - 3,940,000
Seat 2: Amnon Filippi - 1,865,000
Seat 4: Steve Sung - 4,250,000
Seat 5: Justin Young - 6,310,000
Seat 6: Evan McNiff - 6,020,000

Eliminations

6th: Hoyt Corkins ($216,795)


Big Hands:

Hoyt CorkinsJustin Young Doubles Up Through Chino Rheem

Justin Young raised to 220,000 from under the gun and got a caller in Chino Rheem. The flop came A52 and Young bet 310,000. Rheem raised to 835,000 and Young moved in for 1,335,0000. Rheem called with AJ but was behind to Young's flopped two pair with A5. The turn and river came 64 and Young doubled up to nearly 5 million in chips.

Hoyt Corkins Eliminated in Sixth Place ($216,795)

Hoyt Corkins almost moved all in from under the gun for about 1.5 million. He left a few chips on his hole cards as a card protector and forgot to say all in. Justin Young called and both players got the other 10,000 in chips all in on a flop of KQ6. Corkins revealed AQ but was in terrible shape against Young's AK. The turn and river came K10 and Corkins was eliminated from the tournament in sixth place.

Evan McNiff Picks Off a Bluff

Steve Sung limped on the button, Justin Young completed and Evan McNiff checked his option in the big blind. The flop came J93 and Young checked to McNiff, who bet 175,000. Sung called and Young folded. The turn was the 10 and McNiff checked to Sung who bet 400,000. McNiff called and the river was the A. Sung continued with a large bet of 1.2 million and McNiff made the call after thinking it over for just under a minutes. McNiff showed QJ and Sung mucked, giving his opponent a large pot.

Chino Rheem Doubles Up With Broadway, Then a Flush

Evan McNiff raised to 210,000 from under the gun and Chino Rheem moved all in for 1.7 million. McNiff called with pocket nines and Rheem needed help with QJ. The flop came down AK10 giving Rheem a broadway straight and a shot at the royal flush. The turn was the 5 giving Rheem a flush and the winning hand, doubling him up to 4 million in chips.

Player Tags: Hoyt Corkins,   Chino Rheem,   Steve Sung,   Evan McNiff
 

Level 23

Scoreboard

Level: 23
Blinds/Antes: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Left: 6 of 497
Average: 3,727,500

Notable Chip Counts

Seat 1: Chino Rheem - 3,570,000
Seat 2: Amnon Filippi - 2,365,000
Seat 3: Hoyt Corkins - 2,045,000
Seat 4: Steve Sung - 5,635,000
Seat 5: Justin Young - 2,235,000
Seat 6: Evan McNiff - 6,535,000

Eliminations

None


Big Hands:

Evan McNiffSteve Sung Lays It Down Early

Amnon Filippi raised to 160,000 and Steve Sung took some time before reraising to 480,000. Filippi called and the flop came J72. Filippi led for 575,000 and Sung mucked, surrendering the first pot of the evening.

Evan McNiff Chips Up With Top Pair

Evan McNiff raised to 150,000 on the button and Amnon Filippi called in the big blind. The flop came down J96 and Filippi checked. McNiff bet 210,000 and Filippi called. The turn was the 10 and agin McNiff fired, this time a bet of 525,000. Filippi called and the river was the 4. Both players checked and McNiff showed AJ to take the pot.

One More For McNiff

Evan McNiff raised to 180,000 from the small blind and Chino Rheem called from the big blind. The flop came Q53 and both players checked. The turn was the A and McNiff bet 240,000. Rheem raised to 780,000 and McNiff announced a reraise. Before he could even spit out the amount, Rheem mucked and surrendered the pot.

Player Tags: Amnon Filippi,   Chino Rheem,   Steve Sung,   Evan McNiff
 

Shuffle Up and Deal!

The players have been introduced and taken their seats. The blinds will began at 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante.

Shuffle up and deal!

 

Card Player TV: Final Table Preview Show

Card Player TV sits down with Jonathan Little to discuss the final table of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

 

Late Start

The final table is getting a late start here at Bellagio.

Here are the final six and their chip counts:

Seat 1: Chino Rheem -- 4,240,000
Seat 2: Amnon Filippi -- 2,750,000
Seat 3: Hoyt Corkins -- 2,295,000
Seat 4: Steve Sung -- 5,885,000
Seat 5: Justin Young -- 2,410,000
Seat 6: Evan McNiff -- 4,805,000


Stay tuned as we bring you photos, live updates, chip counts and the conclusion of the Doyle Brunson Classic Championship.

 
 
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