WPT $25K World Championship from the Bellagio - Final Table
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 10:13 PM
Chiu's plan was to let Hansen take care of the rest of the field, while he waited his turn. That planned worked to perfection. After Hansen mowed through the rest of the field in just 22 hands, Chiu was able to overcome a more than 5-1 chip lead in heads-up play to capture his first WPT title $3.38 million.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 09:44 PM
Chiu was finally able to take the chip lead, then this happened...
A 10 8 on the flop and Chiu checks to Gus. Gus makes it 900K and Chiu calls. 5 on the turn and Chiu bets 1.2 million. Hansen goes all in for 8,675,000 and Chui counts out the call.
"This might be it, boys," Chiu tells the crowd. "I call."
Hansen: 10 8
Chiu: A 9
A on the river and Chiu is the WPT World Champ, good for $3.38 million.
Hansen will take away $1,714,800 as runner-up.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 09:31 PM
Gus makes it 750K to go and Chiu makes the call. The flop comes Q 2 7 and both players check. 4 on the turn and Chiu calls a 900K bet from Gus. 9 on the river and Gus' 2.05 mil bet is enough to get Chiu to lay down.
A few hands later, Chiu re-raises from 775K to 1.85 million. Gus would call. J 6 3 and Chiu bets out for 1.6 million. Hansen would again call. 6 on the turn and Chiu moves all in. Hansen is forced to fold and now holds just a 15 mil to 12 mil chip lead.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 08:44 PM
TV time out. Time to color up the 10K chips.
Gus spent a lot of time in the tank since last time we spoke. In one hand, David had made it 530K and Gus made the call. 6 2 4 on the flop and Gus would lead out for 660K. Chiu would pump it up to 2.66 million. Hansen would tank for more than five minutes before folding, much to the dissappointment to the audience.
Gus holds onto a 2-1 chip lead.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 08:17 PM
Chiu limps and Hansen checks his option. 8 9 J on the flop and Chiu would call a bet of 400K from Gus. K on the turn earns a couple of checks and the 2 on the river put a flush on the board. Gus bets 880K and Chiu would call.
"If you have the queen of hearts, you win," said Chiu.
"If you have the ten of hearts, you win," said Gus.
Chiu turns over 7 3 and Hansen would muck.
Shortly after, Chiu would pick up another pot, holding A-5 on a 6-8-9-5-2 board. Chiu was once down 23 million to 4 million in the chip counts, but Chiu has since eclipsed the 10 million chip mark.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 07:50 PM
Break time. Tournament officials are conducting a color up.
New level - 100,000-200,000 blinds and 20,000 antes
Before the end of the level, Chiu managed to double up. Chiu would call Hansen's all in for his last 3.8 million holding 5 5, in good shape against Hansen's 2 2. By the turn, Gus had picked up some chop outs with J 7 K 7 on the board. Any K or J would chop, with a deuce still good for the win. The river was paint, but just the Q. Chiu is up over seven million, while Gus still sits behind about 20 million.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 07:24 PM
The Hansen freight train has slowed and heads-up play has been a limp/fold show. Hansen still holds onto a more than 5-1 chip lead.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 06:55 PM
Break continues as the WPT deals with some technical difficulties. Play will resume shortly.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 06:31 PMNot long after Carroll hit the rail, Hansen turned his attention to John Roveto.
Roveto had shoved the previous hand, so when the former Chicago Bears place kicker moved in on consecutive hands, Hansen had to make the call.
Hansen: A 10
Roveto: K K
As good as Hansen is running, the J 9 8 flop was no surprise, as Gus picked up an open ender. The 6 on the turn meant that Roveto needed to fade any ace, queen or 7 on the river. You guessed it.... 7 on the river.
$923,355 will go to Roveto for finishing in 3rd.
Hansen has dispatched four players is just an hour and a half.
Time out for a tape change and the money presentation. We will return with heads-up action between David Chiu and Gus Hansen. Of the more than 27 million in chips at the table, Hansen holds on to almost 23 million of them.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 06:16 PMHansen would waste little time choosing his next victim.
Hansen would open the betting with a raise to 480K. Cory Carroll would make it 1.65 million and Hansen would call the extra 1.17 milion to see the K J 6 flop. Carroll would check to Hansen, who decides to shove. Carroll would make the call for his last 6.8 million, holding A J. Hansen held just 7 5 and would be looking to pick up one of his many outs. The Q turn didn't do it for him, but the 3 did. Hansen has busted three players in just over one hour of play.
Carroll will pocket $593,645 for his 4th place finish.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 06:05 PM
With 10 Q 5 4 on the board, Tommy Le gets it all in and is quickly called by Hansen. Le is happy to turn over his 5 5, showing bottom set. Hansen showed Le the bad news, tabling 10 10 for a better set. Le would be looking for the case 5 on the river, but would instead see the 3, ending his day.
Le will take home $395,725 for finishing in 5th place.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 06:00 PM
Hansen makes it 415K and Cory calls from the button. Jeff King comes over the top for all his chips, about 1.88 million. Hansen would call and Carroll got out of the way.
King - A Q
Hansen - 10 9
The 4 8 6 flop was no help to Hansen and the K on the turn meant any club was good for King. But the 10 on the river paired Gus.
King would exit in 6th place, earning $263,815.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 05:50 PM
Jeff King has doubled up.
King moved in for his last 960K
"I don't think I can fold this hand," said Hansen from the BB. "God, I hate this hand."
Hansen would call, holding 2 2, racing with King and his K J. King found two pair on the K 8 J flop and was able to fade the deuce after the 9 3 bricked on 4th and 5th street.
King is up over 2 million.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008 05:16 PM
Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patton have finished their introductions and announced shuffle up and deal.
We're in level 23 for six more minutes and then it's on to level 24, with blinds of 80,000-160,000 with 15,000 antes.
The WPT World Championship final table begins Saturday at 5 p.m. PST. Poker Pages will be there, bringing you live coverage from the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Seating and chips:
Seat 1 – John Roveto – 2,720,000
Seat 2 – Gus Hansen – 8,570,000
Seat 3 – David Chiu – 6,050,000
Seat 4 – Tommy Le – 1,950,000
Seat 5 – Cory Carroll – 6,670,000
Seat 6 – Jeff King – 1,305,000
Click to read Day 5 blog.
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