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WPT: Alex Gomes wins Bellagio Cup V

Tags: Alexandre Gomes, Erik Seidel, Faraz Jaka, pokerstars.
Posted on 20 July 2009 by "T".

After a very though duel between the 6 last remaining players on the final table it came to be Team PokerStars Pro, Alexandre Gomes who took home the tournament and the first prize of $1,187,670. Erik Seidel didn't manage to keep the good flow he had earlier in the tournament and he was the first player that had to leave the final table.

The WPT Bellagio Cup V attracted a starting field of 268 players. 79 of these started Day 1A and the rest Day 1B. Of all the participants, it came to be these 6 who made it all the way to the final table.

Seat1. Faraz Jaka - 5 040 000
Seat2. Erik Seidel - 2 170 000
Seat3. Christoffer Sonesson - 1 671 000
Seat4. Alexandre Gomes - 1 586 000
Seat5. Justin Smith - 2 992 000
Seat6. Alec Torelli - 2 623 000

First player to leave the tournament came to be Erik Seidel, who had a really great chance to take home his second WPT title. Erik couldn't get anything going and decided to go all-in with a flush draw versus a pair of 9's. No luck for Erik as the pocket 9's stood up and he had to leave the tournament on a 6th place. After that Erik Seidel was out, player after player went out and suddenly it was time to play heads-up poker.Alexandre Gomes VS Faraz Jaka

Alexandre Gomes VS Faraz Jaka
Faraz was the chip leader when the final table begun and Alexandre Gomes had least chips. Now they were suddenly the 2 last men standing. Gomes had a slight chip lead over Jaka when the heads-up began. However, it was a very tight game in the beginning, but after a while Gomes increased his chip lead over Jaka and nothing could stop him now. In the final hand both players went all-in preflop, Jaka with A-7 and Gomes with A-J. The table ran out with no hit for any of the players and Gomes took home the pot and the tournament with his jack kicker. This is Alexandre Gomes first WPT title.

1st: Alexandre Gomes - $1,187,670
2nd: Faraz Jaka - $774,780
3rd: Justin Smith - $464,870
4th: Alec Torelli - $271,165
5th: Christoffer Sonesson - $203,385
6th: Erik Seidel - $164,640




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3 comments on "WPT: Alex Gomes wins Bellagio Cup V"

 Fakiry20/07/2009 15:00:57 GMT
Alright! Congratulations Alex! I was cheering for you, because i am portuguese and you were the closest representation of my nation! I am glad the final hand was fair, AJ for A7 winning AJ; it is very annoying when the weakest wins the race.
Hope it is the first of many Alex!
 SuperNoob20/07/2009 22:11:36 GMT
well done, coming from behind to win his first wpt title. congrats to him.
though i feel for seidel, thought he would win the tournament after his good start
 Jodoli21/07/2009 00:23:13 GMT
It was a surprise to me see that eril seidle was the first to leave the table! lol In the other hand i am glad that alexandre gomes won the tourney, i think he is brazillian, so he speaks my language - portuguese!!!!!! Smile

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