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Recap: Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Day 2

Tags: Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Phil Hellmuth, WPT.
Posted on 16 December 2008 by "T".

At the start of day 2 there were 376 players left in the tournament but one after one they were being knocked out and at the end of the day the field was narrowed down to 139 players after five levels of play.

At the end of play on Saturday there were several big names still in the tournament such as Phil Hellmuth, Clonie Gowen and Kido Pham. At the end of day 2 they were all amongst the top 7 player in the tournament.

Here is the leaderboard after day 2 was finished:

1. Justin Young - 552,900
2. Chuck Kelley - 540,900
3. Evan McNiff - 485,300
4. Tuan Le - 480,000
5. Kido Pham - 445,000
6. Clonie Gowen - 430,000
7. Phil Hellmuth - 412,800

Even though Phil Hellmuth is well known for showing up late to the tournaments he play in at day 1 he showed up really late for the play of day 2 which is very surprising. But his stack was big enough to just keep posting the blinds and when he finally arrived at the table he continued to build his stack.

The biggest question on everyone's mind right now is if Phil Hellmuth will manage to win yet another tournament this year. Earlier this year Hellmuth finished 6th in the WPT L.A. Poker Classic which gave him nice payday of $229 480. Fact is that Hellmuth has never won a WPT tournament even though he has reached 3 final tables throughout the years. So you can be sure about him being really eager to win this tournament.

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5 comments on "Recap: Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Day 2"

 shokaku17/12/2008 16:38:15 GMT
Down to 55 players. McNiff is currently in the lead. He is t6he only one with more than a million in chips. Hellmuth has dropped some chips and places.
 eltuga00718/12/2008 04:14:04 GMT
hellmuth is one crack of the poker!
 shokaku19/12/2008 06:13:46 GMT
Final table reached. It is played out shorthanded. None of the really big names did make it there. No real shortstack at the table. All players have more than 2 million in chips, chipleader has less than 6 million.
 shokaku20/12/2008 16:52:43 GMT
Chino Rheem took it down. His opponent in the HU crippeled himself by putting half of his stack in on the flop and then folding to a raise. Expert play, buddy. Thumbs Up
 Calmplay21/12/2008 14:39:10 GMT
Yep, great 2008 year for Chino. Hope to see him winning more & be a legend even if he's still young Cool

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