Chino Wins The Five Diamond
December 22, 2021

When David “Chino” Rheem busted out 7th in the World Series of Poker Main Event this November, there must have been some disappointment.  Getting almost entirely through a field of 6,844 players during poker’s most prestigious tournament, waiting four months to finish the event that many figure you to be a favorite to win, and then to lose early on when your A-K gets beaten by A-Q - yes, I think it’s safe to say their may have been some disappointment. 

Obviously in poker nothing can replace winning the WSOP Main Event, but still one would think Chino must be feeling a little better today, having recently taken down the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. 

Chino beat out a field of 497 of the best players in the game to win the “Classic,” including a final table that held Amnon Filippi, Steve Sung and poker legend Hoyt Corkins.  For the victory, Rheem earned $1,538,730, bringing his combined winnings for 2008 to nearly $3,500,000. 

The final table finish positions for the 2008 WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic were as follows: 

1st.  David “Chino” Rheem- $1,538,730

2nd.  Justin Young- $936,760

3rd.  Evan McNiff- $540,440

4th.  Steve Sung- $396,206

5th.  Amnon Filippi- $288,235

6th.  Hoyt Corkins- $216,175

Story by Mark Anderson

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