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Dan Smith Wins WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic! ($1,161,135)

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Posted on 12 December 2013 by "T".

The six-handed final table of the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event lasted for 156 hands until Dan Smith defeated Gary Benson heads-up to lay hands on the massive $1,161,135 first prize, a WPT Champions Trophy and a $15,400 seat into the season-ending WPT World Championship in April, 2014.

Smith's way to the title
Dan "KingDan" Smith brough the largest stack to yesterday's final table and remained out in front for the first 90 hands or so. Eddy Sabbat then took the comand and dominated 3-handed play for quite some time - while Smith was struggling to stay alive.

However, "KingDan" kept a cool head and waited for the right opportunities to strike. Slowly he build up his stack again before taking back the lead in hand #132 thanks to a double up through Eddy Sabat. Smith increased his already massive lead in hand #148 when he eliminated Eddy Sabat in 3rd place.

He had a 7-1 chip advatage when heads-up play against Gary Benson kicked off. Benson shoved his remaining stack with 4Club4Diamond in hand #157, and Smith quickly called with KSpade10Diamond. The board ran out 10Club9Club5Diamond9Diamond7Heart, and Dan Smith won the pot with two pair, tens and nines. This was Dan Smith's first WPT title and the second biggest cash of his career!

Here are the final table results:
1st:  Dan Smith  -  $1,161,135
2nd:  Gary Benson  -  $672,685
3rd:  Eddy Sabat  -  $436,160
4th:  Shaun Suller  -  $303,793
5th:  Barry Hutter  -  $219,165
6th:  Joe Serock  -  $175,766


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3 comments on "Dan Smith Wins WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic! ($1,161,135)"

 doubletop77712/12/2013 11:55:40 GMT
Dan Smith always looked likely to win this going into the final table. But still, it is a great achievement to do so and pick up $1,000,000+ for doing so. Many congratulations again to Dan Smith
 Mrgreen8812/12/2013 18:43:16 GMT
very well done, he gotta be proud of him self, and boosting the bankroll in a great way. Gotta be good with som extra money too Smile
Nice earned money though
 Macubaas13/12/2013 18:15:49 GMT
Big congratulations to Dan for the first prize and of course for the over 1 million dollars prize that he won Big Smile

Even if i read a bit about this tournament i still haven't been able to find out why it has the name of Doyle Brunson in the tournament title!?

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