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Poker Hands

WSOP 2009 Final Hand

Joe Cada 9-Diamonds 9-Clubs versus Darvin Moon Q-Diamonds J-Diamonds

Eight hands before the final hand was dealt, Moon sat with 86,500,000 in chips to Cada's 108,300,000.  The blinds were 600,000/1,200,000.

The 356th hand found Cada raising 3,000,000 in chips with the {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Moon raised it 8,000,000 more with {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}.  Cada took a moment to look back at his cards and after a few seconds announced that he was all-in.  Moon looked back at his cards one more time and called.

The Flop of {8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades} was good for Cada.
The turn brought the {K-Hearts} and the River was the {7-Clubs}.

Darvin Moon won $5,182,928 for his second place finish. Joe Cada claimed the third largest payout in poker history of $8,547,042, and he also became the youngest WSOP main event winner at the age of 21 - he beat Peter Eastgate's record.

WSOP 2008 Final Hand

Ivan Demidov 4-Hearts 2-Hearts versus Peter Eastgate A-Diamonds 5-Spades

The final hand started slowly. Eastgate limped in and Demidov checked his option to raise. The flop brought {2-Diamonds} {K-Spades} {3-Hearts}, and the action took off. Eastgate bet 1.25 million and Demidov check-called.

The {4-Spades} on the turn brought a 2 million bet from Eastgate. Demidov was not shy about check-raising to 6 million. Eastgate called.

The {7-Spades} on the river found Demidov pushing all-in; he had the {2-Hearts} {4-Hearts} for two pair. Eastgate instacalled and showed his {A-Diamonds} {5-Spades} for the wheel and the best hand.

Ivan Demidov won $5,809,595 for his second place finish. Peter Eastgate claimed the second largest payout in poker history of $9,152,416, and he also became the youngest WSOP main event winner at the age of 22 - he beat Phil Hellmuth's record.

WSOP 2007 Final Hand

Tuan Lam A-Diamonds Q-Diamonds versus Jerry Yang 8-Clubs 8-Diamonds

Lam moved all-in on the 36th heads-up hand after facing a 2.3m raise from Yang. Yang called the additional 22.2m. The flop brought {Q-Clubs}, {9-Clubs}, {5-Spades}. The {7-Diamonds} brought more outs for Yang to make a straight. The river {6-Hearts} sent the pot and the WSOP Main Event championship to Jerry Yang.

Tuan Lam took the 2nd place prize pool of $4,840.981 and Jerry Yang won $8,250,000 for his first place finish in the 2007 WSOP Main Event.

WSOP 2006 Final Hand

Paul Wasicka 10-Hearts 10-Spades versus Jamie Gold Q-Spades 9-Clubs

On the final hand of the 2006 WSOP Main Event final hand, Paul Wasicka raised $1.5 million pre-flop with pocket tens, and Gold, an unexpected chip leader of the tournament, called.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}-{8-Hearts}-{5-Hearts} and Wasicka made a bet to scout his opponent's position. However, his continuation bet was countered by an immediate all-in from Gold. After several minutes of hesitation, Wasicka made his final call in the tournament. With Jamie Gold throwing a Queen on the table, the result of this year's WSOP Main Event was sealed.

The Turn and the River didn't bring Wasicka any help, and Gold emerged as the Champion, taking $12 million.

WSOP 2005 Final Hand

Joseph Hachem 7-Clubs 3-Spades versus Steven Danneman A-Diamonds 3-Clubs

The WSOP 2005 final table showdown between Joseph Hachem ($40 million) and Steven Danneman ($16.35 million) ended with a brilliant victory with one of the most hopeless hands in Texas Hold' Em. Hachem was holding {7-Clubs} {3-Spades} and Danneman got {A-Diamonds} {3-Clubs}.

The game was really high stake, with blinds of $150.000 - $300.000 and the ante $50.000. Danneman confidently raised his pre-flop bet to $700.000, Hachem called.
After the flop of {4-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} Hachem had his straight, but wasn't very eager to show his fortune - he checked. Danneman, confident with his hand bet another $700.000 and Hachem raised to $1.700.000. Danneman called.

When the turn came with {A-Spades}, Hachem bet 2.000.000. Danneman thought he had the highest pair and raised to $5.000.000. But Hachem just would't give up - he went all-in. Danneman called without hesitation. There was still some chance left for Steven to get split pot with a seven.
However, the river came with {4-Clubs}, and Hachem, the new World Champion, won the title and took $7.000.000 prize money.

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