Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic - Live Updates

The final World Poker Tour event of 2006 is over and Joseph Hachem is the winner of the the Five Diamond World Poker Classic Doyle Brunson North American Poker Classic! Hachem beat out Jim Hanna and Daniel Negreanu to take home the $2.18 million first prize and a seat at the $25,000 WPT Season 5 World Championship in May 2007. Congratulations, Joseph!

Day 5 Live Updates

12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Pass the Sugah! Hachem Wins

Jim Hanna makes it $720,000 from the button and Joseph Hachem moves all-in. Hanna makes the call for $4,160,000 and shows Q J. Hachem has A 6. The flop comes A Q 3 and both players make a pair. The turn is the 8 and Hanna has plenty of outs to stay alive. The audience is on its feet for fifth street, hollering for the red deuce, and the river card is indeed the 2. Hachem wins the pot with a pair of aces and is the new Doyle Brunson North American World Champion, leading the crowd in his signature call of "Aussie Aussie Aussie, oy, oy, oy!"

Hachem takes home the $2,182,075 first prize as well as a berth in the $25,000 WPT World Championship next spring. Jim Hanna gets a $1,099,430 consolation prize. Congratulations to both players!
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

A Pot for Hanna

Jim Hanna, looking extremely stressed out, raises to $360,000 and is told he has to make it $480,000. He does, and Hachem calls. The flop comes K J 4 and Hanna bets $600,000. Hachem makes the call and the turn comes A. Hachem checks and Hanna bets $1.2 million. He's visibly shaking. Hachem thinks about it but eventually lays it down, and Hanna regains some ground.

Note the new blind level.
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Updated Chip Counts

Here they are:
Joseph Hachem $13,415,000
Jim Hanna $4,090,000
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Huuuuuuuuge Pot for Hachem

Joseph Hachem raises to $450,000 and Jim Hanna announces a re-raise to $1.35 million. Hachem makes the call, and the flop comes 6 5 9. Hanna bets $3 million and Hachem moves all-in. Hanna goes into the tank and looks extremely distressed by the conundrum, pot odds be damned. After about five minutes of torrential perspiration, Hanna lays it down and Hachem has suddenly taken control of this table.
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Hanna Takes Some Back

Jim Hanna limps in and Joseph Hachem checks his option. The lfop comes 4 7 6 and Hachem checks to Hanna, who bets $250,000. Hachem has seen enough and he mucks, giving Hanna the hand.
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Another Pot for Hachem

Joseph Hachem calls from the button and Jim Hanna checks. The flop comes A T 8 and Hanna checks to Hachem, who bets out $250,000. Hanna folds and Hachem takes another pot.
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Hachem Takes a Pot

Jim Hanna raises to $450,000 and Joseph Hachem makes the call. The flop comes T K 6 and Hachem checks to Hanna, who bets $600,000. Hachem raises to $1.5 million and Hanna gives it up.
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Hanna Takes First Hand of Heads-Up

First hand of heads-up: Jim Hanna calls from the button and Joseph Hachem lets it ride. The flop comes T T Q. Both players check and the turn brings the Q. Hachem checks to Hanna, who bets $300,000, and Hachem folds.
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Chip Counts

Here are the chip counts for the two finalists:
Jim Hanna $9,570,000
Joseph Hachem $7,935,000
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12/20/2006 (8 years ago)

Hachem Busts Negreanu

Joseph Hachem makes it $450,000 from the button and Daniel Negreanu thinks for a minute, counting his chips before moving all-in for a raise of $1.125 more. Jim Hanna gets out of the way and Hachem thinks it over before making the call with pocket fours. Negreanu has K T and Jim Hanna says he folded pocket tens. We have a race.

The flop comes A 2 Q, giving Negreanu a few more outs. He calls for a big card, and the turn is the Q. "I should have been more specific," he says. The audience is on its feet for the river, which is the 2, and the Hachem supporters stand and cheer as Negreanu and Hachem shake hands. Kid Poker hits the rail in third place and gets a payout of $592,000.

Play has been paused for the money presentation, with both surviving players guaranteed at least a million dollar payday for their play in this tournament.
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Event Information

Event Name
Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic
Venue
Bellagio Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2006-12-14
Final Day
2006-12-19
Buy In
$15,000
Entrants
583
Prize Pool
$8,482,650
First Prize
$2,192,075

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Joe Hachem $2,182,075
2 Jim Hanna $1,099,430
3 Daniel Negreanu $592,000
4 Mads Anderson $380,630
5 David Redlin $253,715

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