Freddy Deeb: $50K HORSE Champion!
Freddy Deed has done it! Defeating Bruno Fitoussi in a long and drawn out heads-up match, Deeb takes one of the most prestigious titles in poker as well as more than $2 million! After trading small pots back and forth for a long while, Deeb built up a commanding chip lead and dealt Fitoussi a one-two punch, crippling him and sending him home in second on the very next hand.
(Seven-Stud Eight or Better)
Deeb brought it in with the 5♥ and Fitoussi made the call with the 6♠ showing. Deeb picked up the 7♣ and bet out and Fitoussie announced raise after receiving the 2♣. Deeb looked once more at his hole cards and re-raised to $750,000. Bruno made the call and the two players went to fifth street.
Deeb took the 6♥ and bet out $500K. Fitoussi picks up the 2♥ and makes the call. Deeb bets sixth street and after Fitoussi makes the call the players are showing the following going to the river:
Deeb: (X-X)-5♥ 7♣ 6♥ J♠
Fitoussi: (X-X)-6♠ 2♣ 2♥ 9♣
Deeb bet out again on the river and after a lot of time in the tank, Bruno opts to fold. Deeb does him the courtesy of showing down his hand, 5-7 for two pair. "That was a tough laydown, good for you!" Deeb says sincerely.
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The Death Blow
After Bruno brought it in, Deeb completes to $250,000 and Fitoussi calls all-in. The players show:
Deeb: (A♥ 7♥)-4♥
When all the cards were out the two players showed:
Deeb: (A♥ 7♥)-4♥ 5♦ 5♥ 9♣-(8♠)
Fitoussi: (Tc-3♠)-2♥ J♠ A♦ 8♥-(9♠)
Deeb takes the high with a pair of fives and makes an 8-7 low on the river to scoop the pot and eliminate Bruno Fitoussi in second. Bruno takes $1,278,720 in runner-up cash and Freddy Deeb takes the title, the prestige, the bracelet, a brand new Corum watch and $2,276,832!
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