Field down to six at the Doyle Brunson Classic

Field down to six at the Doyle Brunson Classic

Saturday, 19 December 2009

There was more controversy at the Bellagio overnight as the 16-man field for the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic was whittled down to the final six. Faraz Jaka moved to the head of the chip counts but it was Scotty Nguyen who was again the centre of attention.

With 11 players remaining John Juanda made an all in move from the button. The former WSOPE Main Event winner only made a verbal declaration though and didn’t push his chips in the middle. The dealer confirmed the all in and the action moved to Chad Batista, clad in iPod and hoodie, in the small blind. Batista asked whether the action was on him and not realising that Juanda had gone all in, did so himself. Scotty Nguyen, noticing Batista’s error started laughing. Words were exchanged and the floor was called over, confirming that verbal declarations were binding. Nguyen in the big blind then flipped over pocket aces, which held up to win a massive pot.

Nguyen sits in third place in the chip counts behind current leader Faraz Jaka and Danial Alaei. Joining them at a high quality final table will be Shawn Buchanan, Josh Arieh and Steve O’Dwyer.

The action resumes at midnight tonight UK time.

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