Event 5, No-limit Hold'em Short Handed, 6/table - Live Updates

Day 3 Live Updates

07/03/2006 (8 years ago)

Dutch Delivers!

Looking to add another bracelet to his collection, Joe Hachem raises to $60,000 preflop. Showing no signs of intimidation, Dutch Boyd goes all-in. Hachem quickly calls and turns his cards over to reveal A Q. With a weaker hand, Dutch shows A 5. The flop comes with A K 9 making Hachem very happy and Dutch hoping for the best. The turn brings J followed by 5 on the river giving Dutch the two pair combo he needs to defeat Joe Hachem and win the $2500 No-Limit Hold'em Short-handed Event. Dutch Boyd walks away with a cool prize pack of $475,712 and a trendy bracelet. Joe Hachem comes in second and collects $256,800
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1
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50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
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1
07/03/2006 (8 years ago)

Boyd, Hachem duke it out

Dutch Boyd and Joseph Hachem are now duking it out in heads-up play. Boyd took a huge pot from Hachem just recently when he showed K-J with the board showing J T 7 3 5. Boyd bet huge during the hand, raising Hachem to $120,000 after the turn and betting $200,000 after the river, which Hachem considered before calling. After seeing Boyd's cards, however, Hachem immediately mucked his own.

Hachem was able to steal some chips back, although not as many as he apparently was hoping for. With the flop showing A 7# 6d, Boyd bet $35,000 which Hachem called. The turn came 3 and Hachem bet $75,000, then slammed his fist onto the table in disgust when Boyd folded.

Current chip count gives Boyd more than a 3-to-1 edge on Hachem, $1,684,000 to $340,000.
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1
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50/100
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0
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2
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1
07/03/2006 (8 years ago)

Knight eliminated; heads-up play ensues

Joseph Hachem and Dutch Boyd will begin heads-up play in a few moments. They're taking a short break after Jeff Knight was eliminated. Knight called Boyd's $24,000 bet preflop and watched the flop come J T 8. After Knight checked, Boyd again bet $24,000 and Knight moved all-in, trying to bluff Boyd with 4 3. Boyd wasn't fooled and called, turning over J 5. The turn sealed the deal, turning up J, and after the river came 6 Knight was eliminated, finishing third and taking home $153,511.
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50/100
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07/03/2006 (8 years ago)

Goodman eliminated; Boyd reclaims chip lead

Michael Goodman has been eliminated in fourth place after going all in with 7 5 against Dutch Boyd's Q J. The flop came A T 5, turning the tide in Goodman's favor, and when the turn came 4 it looked as though Goodman would survive the hand. In a hearbreaker of a river, though, the K popped up and Goodman was sent home early with $115,607 in prize money.

Dutch Boyd now has $1,165,000, while Joseph Hachem has $715,000 and Jeff Knight has $192,000.
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1
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50/100
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0
Players Left
3
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07/03/2006 (8 years ago)

Hassett eliminated; Hachem takes chip lead

Pete Hassett becomes the second player eliminated from the final table. He called Joseph Hachem's all-in move after Dutch Boyd raised $24,000 preflop. Boyd folded and Hassett showed K Q, while Hachem turned over A J. The board came A 8 2 7 5 and Hassett was eliminated in fifth place. He'll take home $91,917.

Meanwhile, Joseph Hachem has been taking pots left and right, and has taken over the chip lead from Dutch Boyd. Hachem's big move came when he doubled up at Boyd's expense after raising $22,000 from under the gun and having Boyd call from the big blind. The flop came A Q 3, and after a round of betting Hachem pushed all-in to be immediately called by Boyd, who showed A 5 to Hachem's A 8. The turn came 4 and the river 6, and Joe Hachem doubled up.

A few minutes later, Hachem took the chip lead, this time by going all-in preflop against Boyd. Hachem's Ah Qc gave him the advantage over Boyd's Ks Qh, and the board came 9d 6c 4h Jc As, doubling Hachem once again in what might be the turning point of this final table.

Chip counts are now as follows: Hachem: $1,146,000; Boyd: $691,000; Jeff Knight: $155,000; Michael Goodman: $87,000. Stay tuned as this promises to be a battle of the titans.
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1
Blinds
50/100
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0
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
07/03/2006 (8 years ago)

Solomon eliminated

David Solomon is the first to bust out of the final table. With a $25,000 stack, he moved all-in preflop and was called by Mike Goodman. Goodman was holding K Q to Solomon's K 6, and the board, coming J J 3 9 8, was no help, eliminating Solomon and sending him packing with $68,227.
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07/03/2006 (8 years ago)

Amidst a ringing fire alarm, Dutch Boyd builds his lead

The fire alarm has sounded but nobody looks perturbed, least of all Dutch Boyd, who just took a pot from Joseph Hachem. With the flop coming Q 3 2, Boyd, Hachem and Michael Goodman checked. The turn came 6 and Hachem bet $25,000. He was called by Boyd after Goodman folded, and the river came 3. Hachem bet another $25,000 and Boyd promptly called. Hachem showed Q-T, but his two pair was beat out by Boyd's 5-4 which created a six-high straight. Boyd now holds $1,100,000 in chips, more than double the stack of any other player.
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07/03/2006 (8 years ago)

Doyle Brunson addresses the crowd; play begins

After all six players were introduced, "special guest" Doyle Brunson was asked to say a few words. His speech was unfortunately rendered nearly inaudible due to a series of cash-game announcements that happened to blast forth at the same time, but Brunson did manage to produce a few memorable quotes. He remarked that it was hard to believe 36 years had passed since the inception of the WSOP, and later told the assembled that, "as poker players, the game of poker doesn't owe us anything, but we owe it everything." He then turned to the dealer and told him "shuffle up and deal!" and play commenced.

Immediately after play began, Jeff Knight moved all-in with his stack of $62,000, but nobody called.
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07/02/2006 (8 years ago)

Final table about to begin

A crowd is forming around the final table as players arrive and prepare to do battle on this, the third day of competition. Dutch Boyd comes into the final table with an enormous chip lead, holding a stack of $909,000. 2nd place Michael Goodman's stack, by comparison, looks small at only $573,000, while Joseph Hachem, who cannot avoid drawing a crowd wherever he goes, sits in third with $297,000.
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Event Information

Event Name
Event 5, No-limit Hold'em Short Handed, 6/table
Venue
Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2006-06-30
Final Day
2006-07-02
Buy In
$2,500
Entrants
824
Prize Pool
$1,895,200
First Prize
$475,712

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Russ "Dutch" Boyd $475,712
2 Joe Hachem $256,800
3 Jeff Knight $153,511
4 Michael Goodman $115,607
5 Pete Hassett $91,917

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