Chino Rheem wins WPT Doyle Brunson Classic

Chino Rheem wins WPT Doyle Brunson Classic

Monday, 22 December 2008

First Ivan Demidov gets third place in the WSOPE, now David ‘Chino’ Rheem has managed to take down a major tournament for his second $1m score this year. Is it just us or are good players actually doing well in the Main Event again?

Chino, having just signed with the APT’s Poker Pack alongside fellow WPT final tablist Steve Sung and WSOP bracelet-winner JC Tran, won $1.5m after his KK held up against the flopped pair of queens held by Justin Young.

This rounds off an excellent 2008 for the young Asian whose 7th place finish at the most famous final table in poker history netted him a cool $1.8m. This score for the talented young pro takes his lifetime tournament earnings to over $4,000,000.

Chino told ClubWPT: “The way I play is a combination of how everyone plays. I just learn a little from all of them. Now I’m on a heater and it’s funny – just watch good people play and you gravitate towards it.”
The final table results for the six-handed $15,000 WPT tournament are as follows:

1st Place: David Rheem - $1,538,730
2nd Place: Justin Young - $936,760
3rd Place: Evan McNiff - $540,440
4th Place: Steve Sung - $396,206
5th Place: Amnon Filippi - $288,235
6th Place: Hoyt Corkins - $216,175

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