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Buy-In: $10,000 + $300
Prize Pool: $2,211,600
Entrants: 228

No-Limit Hold'em Championship Event 5

  • May 29, '07 - Jun 02, '07


Updates on Final Day (Jun 02, 07)


Shawn Buchanan wins the 2007 WPT Mandalay Bay Poker Championship ($768,775)

Jared Hamby moves all in preflop and Shawn Buchanan calls after thinking for a moment. Hamby shows K8 and Buchanan turns over pocket threes again! The board comes J754A and Buchanan wins the WPT championship title! Hamby will take home $459,080 in prize money. Buchanan takes home $768,775 for his first-place finish.
Player Tags: Shawn Buchanan,   Jared Hamby

Turning Point

Shawn Buchanan bets $130,000 from the small blind and Jared Hamby raises $220,000 more. The flop comes Q94 and Hamby fires out $410,000. Buchanan calls. The turn card is the 9 and Hamby bets $600,000. Buchanan calls and the river card is the K. Both players check and Buchanan turns over pocket threes, wow. Hamby mucks and Buchanan takes a three-to-one chip advantage.
Player Tags: Shawn Buchanan,   Jared Hamby

The Price of Poker Increases

The blinds are now $30,000-$60,000 with a $10,000 ante.

First Battle

Jared Hamby raises to $145,000 and Shawn Buchanan calls. The flop is dealt Q86 and Hamby bets $150,000. Buchanan calls and the turn is dealt 8. Hamby fires out $200,000 and Buchanan calls. The 6 is dealt on the river and Hamby checks. Buchanan bets $800,000 and Hamby folds. Buchanan takes down the first large pot in their heads-up war and pulls close to even with Hamby.
Player Tags: Shawn Buchanan,   Jared Hamby

Cold Feet

A board of 99472 was just checked down to the river, with only a single $40,000 bet on the flop, and Shawn Buchanan took down the pot with A-5. The players are taking a cautious approach here in the early hands of their heads-up match.
Player Tags: Shawn Buchanan,   Jared Hamby


Here are the chip counts heading into the head's-up match:

Jared Hamby: $2,800,000
Shawn Buchanan: $1,800,000

Money Presentation

There is a short break in play for the money presentation.

David Levi Eliminated in 3rd Place ($229,549)

Shortly after the break, David Levi bets $150,000 and Jared Hamby reraises to $420,000. Levi moves all in and Hamby calls. Hamby shows 99, and Levi flips over 77. The board comes AJ8J3 and Levi is eliminated in third place.
Player Tags: David Levi,   Jared Hamby

They're Back

The players are in their seats again and the blinds are $20,000-$40,000 with a $5,000 ante.

Short Break

A short break has started to change the tapes.
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