WPT 5 Diamond Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic $15K Championship - Final Table, 12/18/07
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 07:10 PM
The WPT 5 Diamond Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic has come to a close. Eugene Katchalov was able to capitalize on a big run late in Day Five play and enter the final table as the chip leader. From there, Katchalov continued to apply pressure. He proved to be the table aggressor and eliminated the last four players on his way to the title.
Ted Kearly made a great run, first cashing in the 5 Diamond Seniors event, then parlaying that into his $15K Championship entry. Kearly started off with a bang, using quad eights to knock out former WPT Champ Ryan Daut, but by the time Kearly had made it to heads up play with Katchalov, the chip lead was to great.
Here are the final table results.
1st - Eugene Katchalov - $2,482,605
2nd - Ted Kearly - $1,252,640
3rd - David "Devilfish" Ulliott - $674,500
4th - Kenneth Rosen - $466,375
5th - Jordan Rich - $287,070
6th - Ryan Daut - $192,715
It was a great tourney, with no shortage of star power, but in the end it was the kid from Brooklyn who was left standing.
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Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:40 PM
Eugene Katchalov has eliminated Ted Kearly to capture the 5 Diamond Championship.
After seeing the 6 10 3 flop, Katchalov made it 500K to go. Kearly came over the top, all infor 1,595,000 total. Katchalov made the call, throwing his J 10 on the table, Kearly showed K J. The turn was the J followed by the 2 on the river. Katchalov takes down the pot and $2.48 million as the WPT 5 Diamond Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic Champion.
Kearly takes home $1,252,640 as runner-up.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:25 PM
After a short break for interviews, fans were treated to the money presentation. About a half dozen ladies carried 10 gallon hats full of cash to the table, a tribute to Doyle Brunson, for whom the tourney is named.
Heads up play has been quiet, so far. More limping than we've become accustomed to during the tournament. Katchalov is now pushing 17 million and Kearly holds less than 3 million.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:05 PM
Devilfish has been eliminated in 3rd place.
Devilfish decided to open shove all in for 2 million, confusing Katchalov in the big blind. "Why would you go all in there?" said Katchalov. After getting the count on Devilfish, Katchalov made the call with A J. Devilfish turned over A 10 and was in big trouble. The board came K 5 3 9 K and Devilfish's 5 Diamond is over. His third place finish is good enough take home $674,500.
We are entering heads up play between Kearly and Katchalov. Katchalov is up to 16,775,000 chips, while Kearly has work to do, sitting behind just 3,175,000.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 05:40 PM
Ted Kearly is the first player to survive an all in versus Eugene Katchalov today.
Katchalov made it 300K to go. Kearly pushes his last 1.2 million in the middle with Q J and is called by the A 4 of Katchalov. Kearly was able to catch a pair on the K 4 J flop and avoid Katchalov on the brick turn and river. Kearly is up to 2.5 million.
Katchalov holds onto a monster chip lead, holding around 14 million, compared to the 2.5 million of Kleary and Devilfish's 3 million stack. Devilfish is constantly hammering the 75 year-old Kearly with old jokes.
Blinds are now 60K-120K plus a 15K ante.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 05:15 PM
Katchalov opens the betting with a raise to 300K, Rosen moves all in for 905,000. Katchalov makes the call with 10 7, while Rosen shows A 2. The flop comes 5 4 5 and Rosen's ace high was still good. The 9 was no help to Katchalov, who would now be looking for a 10 or a 7 on the river to rack up his third bust out of the day. Sadly, the 10 showed itself on 5th street and Rosen will take home $433,675 for finishing 4th.
In the first hour of play we have seen three quick eliminations at the hands of Katchalov. Katchalov now holds over 15 million in chips heading into three-handed play, that's over 75 percent of the chips in play.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 04:55 PM
We are now four handed.
Jordan Rich made it a million preflop with about 1.2 million behind. Eugene Katchalov goes all in and Rich makes the call with J J. Katchalov shows him the bad news, turning over A A. Rich would get some help from the 8 9 10, picking up an open end straight draw. The turn was another ten, no help to rich. Rich was now looking for a 7, Q or J on the river to stay alive. The dealer rivered the 5 and Rich will leave in 5th place, taking home $289,070.
Jack McClelland is cutting into the Devilfish, making fun of his taste in young women. Funny stuff.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 04:25 PM
It didn't take long for the fireworks to start as we have an elimination after the first hand.
Ryan Daut open shoved his last 320K in with A J. Ted Kearly wakes up in the small blind with pocket eights and makes the call. The flop fell 2 5 8 and Kearly picked up top set. The turn would close the door on Daut's 5 Diamond Championship as the 8 gave Kearly quads.
Daut will take home $192,715 for his 6th place finish.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 04:10 PM
We are minutes away from the start of the WPT 5 Diamond Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic Championship final table. Linda Johnson is busy lecturing the crowd to how the TV final table is going to work. The remaining six players are taking their seat as play is about to begin. Here is how the table is set up.
Seat 1 - Ken Rosen - 1,135,000
Players will pick up in the last minutes of level 23, with 40K-80K blinds and 10K antes.
Previous coverage of the 5 Diamond Championship can be found here.
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