2008 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic Preview
December 14, 2021
If it’s named after “Dolly” it’s got to be good.

After a substantial break in World Poker Tour action, the WPT is back with one of its biggest events of the year, the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

The Classic is a $15,000 + $400 buy-in, triple stack tournament with 90 minute levels and blinds starting at 50/100. The event will feature three starting days and will run from noon Saturday, December 13th, all the way through Friday the 19th - giving the winner just enough time for that last minute holiday shopping trip (I’m a size XL and my favorite colors are lavender and green).

Vegas WPT events always attract the best players, but this tournament seems especially significant to the countless pros that show up to play. Past final table finishers of the Five Diamond World Poker Classic include Joe Hachem, David “The DevilFish” Ulliott, Daniel Negreanu, Patrik Antonius, J.J. Liu, Darrell Dicken, Phil “The Unabomber” Laak, Jennifer Harman and, of course, Doyle Brunson.

Last year’s Classic attracted 664 entrants and had a total prize pool worth almost $10 million. First prize in the event paid $2,482,605 and was taken down by Eugene Katchalov, after outlasting a ridiculously tough final two tables that included Todd Brunson, Erick Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu, Raymond Davis, Ryan Daut and “The Devilfish.”

The results for the 2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic were as follows :

1. Eugene Katchalov $2,482,605  
2. Ted Kearly $1,252,640  
3. Dave Ulliott $674,500  
4. Kenneth Rosen $433,675  
5. Jordan Rich $289,070  
6. Ryan Daut $192,715  

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Preview by Mark Anderson

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