Selahaddin Bedir Wins Five Diamond World Poker Classic High Roller Event #12: $25,000 NLHE for $287,500
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The event only attracted 25 entrants and had a prize pool of $625,000
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Selahaddin Bedir took down the $25,000 Five Diamond World Poker Classic High Roller Event #12 No-limit Hold 'em after beating Vikenty Shegal heads-up, earning $287,500 for his victory.
The event only attracted 25 entrants, had a prize pool of $625,000 and is part of an ongoing series of tournaments held at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
This win improves Bedir's total live earnings to $3,012,306, and he currently occupies second place in Turkey's All-Time Money List.
Final Table PlayGiuseppe Ladisernia jammed his 350,000 chip stack, and Bedir called.
The board came A♥Q♥8♦7♣9♠, Bedir won the hand with the better kicker knocking out Ladisernia in fifth place and breaking the money bubble.
Ray Qartomy was next in line after moving all-in with 675,000 remaining chip stack, and Bedir called.
The board read Q♣Q♠2♠A♠9♥ and Qartomy's pair of sixes did not materialize, and he busted in fourth place for $62,500.
Rok Gostisa was looking for another victory after winning event #9; he went all-in, and Shegal called.
The board ran out K♣9♥7♦3♥Q♥, Shegal flopped a pair of kings busting Gostisa in third place, Gostisa took home $100,000 for his efforts.
After Gostisa elimination, Shegal held the chip lead as the event was down to the final two. There was back and forth action, and at one point, Bedir had a four-to-one chip advantage after calling a Shegal bluff with the top pair.
Shegal did not go away easily as he clawed his way back to the tournament and the duo had an even chip stack.
The action of the final hand of the event: The flop came J♦7♣5♦ Shegal checked, Bedir bet 30,000, Shegal check-raised to 90,000, and Bedir snap-called. The turn card was 8♠ and Shegal made a 175,000 continuation bet, and Bedir called. The 3♠ river card fell, and the board was complete. Shegal bets again 380,000, and Bedir jammed, and Shegal called.
Shegal held 6♥4♦ and Bedir had 10♦9♣ both players had a straight, but Bedir won the hand and the tournament with the nut-straight. Shegal's comeback fell short, but he earned $175,000 for his runner-up finish.