Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Dates

Season Six – 12 – 18 December 2007

Buy-in

$15 000

Prize Pool

$9 661 200

Entrants

664

Venue

The Bellagio Casino is one of those rare gaming gems which provides European elegance with the excitement of ‘hands-off’ Las Vegas gaming. The Tuscan themed resort transports guests to the Vegas version of the famous town on Italy’s Lake Como, and high glass ceilings, an in-house botanical extravaganza and upscale boutiques including Chanel, Prada and Tiffany & co. All lend towards an atmosphere of sheer sophistication.

Contact Details

Bellagio Las Vegas, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Telephone – 702 693 7111

Results

Aggressive play and inordinate self belief catapulted Eugene Katchalov to the Final Table of the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic. The young New Yorker had to make sure he kept his mistakes to the bare minimum to triumph over Ted Kearley in the heads up.

Earlier in the tournament the top guns of international poker, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu had been eliminated but it was no easy ride for Katchalov. Seriously short stacked, he decided to keep the faith and had to play only all-in hands, but he soon realised a great run of form which ended in the final showdown with the 75 year old former football coach, Kearley.

In what must be one of the fastest Final Tables in WPT history, Katchalov endured to take home one of the richest individual prize pools of the tour – $2 482 605.

Katchalov’s WPT Results

  • 2004 – Five Diamond World Poker classic II – 5th – $47 868
  • 2004 – Five Diamond World Poker Classic II Main Event – 35th – $27 227
  • 2005 – LA Poker Classic No Limit Hold ‘Em – 15th – $4 423
  • 2004 – Five Star World Poker Classic No Limit Hold ‘Em – 8th – $22 190
  • 2005 – Five Star World Poker Classic No Limit Hold ‘Em – 5th – $41 410
  • 2005 – Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic – Event 3 – 8th – $11 275
  • 2007 – Borgata Poker Classic – Event 10 – 45th – $14 954
  • 2007 – WPT World Championship Super Satellite – 6th – $25 700
  • 2007 – Bellagio Cup III – Event 12 – 1st – $118 785
  • 2007 – Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic – Main Event – 1st – $2 482 605

Final Table

  1. Eugene Katchalov
  2. Ted Kearley
  3. David Ulliott
  4. Kenneth Rosen
  5. Jordan Rich
  6. Ryan Daut