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Doyle Brunson North American Poker Classic No-Limit Hold'em Event 12

  • Dec 13, '06 - Dec 19, '06
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Updates on Final Day (Dec 19, 06)

 
 

Joe Hachem Wins the DBNAPC ($2,182,075)

Winner Joe Hachem at the 2006 DBNAPC78. Jim Hanna raises to $480,000 and Joe Hachem makes the call.  The flop comes KheartJclub4diamond and Hachem checks.  Hanna bets $600,000 and Hachem makes the call.  The turn is the Adiamond and Hachem checks.  Hanna bets out $1,200,000 and Hachem mucks his hand.

79. Hachem raises to $500,000 and Hanna folds.

80. Hanna raises to $720,000 and Hachem moves all in.  Hanna makes the call and shows QclubJclub.  Hachem turns over Aspade6club and is in the lead. The board comes AclubQdiamond3diamond8club2diamond and Joe Hachem wins the pot.

Jim Hanna finishes the tournament in second place and earns $1,099,430.

Joe Hachem wins the Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship, the gold bracelet, the $25,000 entry into the WPT Championship event and $2,182,075.
 

Blind Increase

The blinds have been increased to $120,000-$240,000 with a $30,000 ante.
 

Updated Chip Count

The updated chip count is:

Joe Hachem                  $13,415,000

Jim Hanna                    $4,090,000 

 

Joe Hachem Wins a Monster Pot

76. Jim Hanna limps in and Joe Hachem checks.  The flop comes 7club6club4club and Hachem checks.  Hanna bets $250,000 and Hachem mucks.

77. Hachem raises to $450,000 and Hanna raises an additional $900,000.  Hachem thinks for a few moments before making the call.  The flop comes 9spade6diamond5diamond and Hanna bets $3,000,000.  Hachem moves all in and Hanna thinks for several quiet minutes before folding his hand.  Hachem rakes a huge pot.
 

Hanna Trivia

WPT Directors interviewed Jim Hanna during the break and discovered that the new WPT millionaire is a former World League of American Football player for the Amsterdam Admirals. He also played one season for the New Orleans Saints as a defensive end/nose tackle.
 

Hands 72-75

72. Jim Hanna limps in and Joe Hachem checks.  The flop comes Qdiamond10club10heart and both players check.  The turn is the Qspade and Hachem checks.  Hanna bets $300,000 and Hachem folds.

73. Hachem raises to $450,000 and Hanna folds.

74. Hanna raises to $450,000 and Hachem makes the call.  The flop comes Kdiamond10club6diamond and Hachem checks.  Hanna bets $600,000 and Hachem raises to $1,500,000.  Hanna folds and Hachem wins the pot.

75. Hachem limps in and Hanna checks.  The flop comes Aheart10heart8club and Hanna checks.  Hachem bets $250,000 and wins the pot.
 

Heads-Up Play Begins

Heads-up play between Jim Hanna and Joe Hachem is underway.
 

Money Presentation

There is a quick break in the action while tournament official prepare for the money presentation.
 

Updated Chip Count

The updated chip count is:

Jim Hanna            $9,520,000

Joe Hachem          $7,985,000 

 

Daniel Negreanu Eliminated 3rd ($592,000)

Joe Hachem Knocks Out Daniel Negreanu70. Joe Hachem raises to $450,000 from the small blind and gets no callers.

71. Hachem raises to $450,000 from the button and Daniel Negreanu moves all in from the small blind for an additional $1,125,000.  Hachem makes the call and shows 4club4heart.  Negreanu turns over Kspade10club.  Hanna states he folded pocket tens.  The board comes AheartQclub2clubQdiamond2diamond and Hachem wins the pot and eliminates Daniel Negreanu in 3rd place.
 
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