JEREMY KOTTLER WPT DOYLE BRUNSON FIVE DIAMOND WORLD POKER CLASSIC
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Jeremy Kottler

Jeremy Kottler

Career Stats

Earnings $542,142
Cashes 4
Final Tables 2
Titles 0
Tournaments Played 18

Current Standings

Est. Current Chipcount

Est. Average Chipcount
15,090,000

Current Chipleader
-

Chipcount History

Day 1
134,975

Day 2
135,900

Day 3
307,500

Day 4
851,000

Day 5
1,515,000

Day 6
6th

 

Ravi Raghavan Becomes Newest Addition to WPT Champions Club

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 6 Final Table
By Diana Cox

Ravi Raghavan went from the short-stack to the only stack and won his first career WPT Title just before midnight Dec. 9, 2012 at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Raghavan outlasted a final table which included Antonio Esfandiari, who won this event in Season IX, Andrew Lichtenberger who final tabled this event in Season X and WPT Champions Club member Shawn Buchanan.

Raghavan began the day as the short stack and doubled up twice early on to rocket to the top of the chip counts and never slowed down. 

With the elimination of Thomas Winters as the third place finisher, the heads-up battle between Raghavan and Buchanan began. Things came to an end when Buchanan pushed all-in for just over two million with Kdiamond7spade and Raghavan, who had about a 4-1 chiplead, called with 7heart7club.

Supporters of both players rose to their feet and the dealer peeled off Jspade9diamond9heart giving Buchanan the chance to double up. Greg Mueller, who finished 13th in this tournament, shouted for an eight from the crowd, and the 8spade opened on the turn. But no more help for Buchanan was to be found when the 4diamond fell on the river and ended his chances at a second WPT title. 

First to exit the final table was Jeremy Kottler. Kottler was down to his last 720,000 and moved all-in from the small blind after a 115,000 raise by Winters from middle position. Winters asked for an exact count before making the call to put Kottler at risk. Winters was in possession of pocket sevens, 7club7heart, and Kottler had been dealt the Ace and King of diamonds. Kottler's hand failed to improve after a flop of 8spade5diamond3heart but the 2heart on the turn gave him additional outs. However, Kottler's tournament came to an end when the 9diamond fell on the river and Winters' sevens held. 

Andrew Lichtenberger, who finished fourth here last season, was eliminated as the fifth place finisher when he shoved his last 395,000 from the small blind with Adiamond9club . Raghavan called from the big blind with Qclub4diamond. Raghavan picked up a pair of fours after the flop of Jclub8spade4heart. His fours held went the board completed 2club Kspade and Lichtenberger's tournament came to an end one place shy of his Season X finish. 

With a massive rail on site to support him, Esfandiari fell short of becoming the first player in WPT history to win the same event twice. Esfandiari became the fourth place finisher when he ran his AclubKheart in Raghavan's AspadeAheart

Esfandiari raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Raghavan re-raised to 490,000 from the big blind. Esfandiari four-bet all-in and Raghavan snap-called. 

"Damn," Esfandiari said as Raghavan flipped over his aces. 

The board ran out Jdiamond9diamond4heart10diamond6diamond and Esfandiari and his supporters left the room. 

Two hands later Winters, who was seated at his first WPT final table and made his first WPT cash, was home as the third place finisher. Buchanan raised to 240,000 from the small blind and Winters three-bet to 700,000 from the big blind. Buchanan responded by moving all-in for just over three million and Winters called all-in. Buchanan flipped over 10spade10heart and Winters was behind with Aspade7diamond. The dealer fanned 6diamond3spade2spade8diamond5club and Winters never saw the needed cards to stay alive. 

WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic final table results: 

1. Ravi Raghavan - $1,268,571
2. Shawn Buchanan - $746,502
3. Thomas Winters - $483,031
4. Antonio Esfandiari - $329,339
5. Andrew Lichtenberger - $234,197
6. Jeremy Kottler - $187,845

Sorted In: Shawn Buchanan, Featured Blog, Ravi Raghavan, Thomas Winters, Andrew Lichtenberger, Antonio Esfandiari, Jeremy Kottler, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season 8 on FSN, Season VIII
11:45 PM, 12/09/12

Hand #36: Jeremy Kottler Out in 6th Place ($187,845)

Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 6 Final Table
Thomas Winters raises from middle position to 115,000, Jeremy Kottler Kottler (pictured above) moves all in from the small blind for 720,000, and Winters asks for an exact count and thinks for a bit.

Winters calls with 7club7heart, and Kottler turns over AdiamondKdiamond. It's a race situation, and Kottler will need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 8spade5diamond3heart2heart9diamond, and Kottler turns a gutshot straight draw but improves no further. Thomas Winters wins the pot with his pocket sevens to eliminate Jeremy Kottler in sixth place.

Seat 1.  Antonio Esfandiari  -  4,310,000
Seat 2.  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  2,570,000
Seat 3.  Jeremy Kottler  -  Out in the 6th Place  ($187,845)
Seat 4.  Ravi Raghavan  -  1,740,000
Seat 5.  Shawn Buchanan  -  4,235,000
Seat 6.  Thomas Winters  -  2,240,000

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeremy Kottler, Thomas Winters, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season 8 on FSN, Season VIII
06:13 PM, 12/09/12

Hand #8: Shawn Buchanan Takes a Pot Worth >1M

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Jeremy Kottler raises from the cutoff to 90,000, Shawn Buchanan reraises from the small blind to 215,000, and Kottler tanks for about a minute before he calls.

The flop comes AdiamondAheart9club, Buchanan bets 95,000, and Kottler calls. The turn card is the 10spade, Buchanan bets 230,000, and Kottler thinks for a while before he calls.

The river card is the 7spade, Buchanan bets 540,000, and Kottler thinks for nearly three minutes before he folds. Buchanan takes down the biggest pot of the final table so far.

Jeremy Kottler: 3heart3diamond
Shawn Buchanan: Aspade10club   

Seat 1.  Antonio Esfandiari  -  4,520,000
Seat 2.  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  2,865,000
Seat 3.  Jeremy Kottler  -  1,300,000
Seat 4.  Ravi Raghavan  -  950,000
Seat 5.  Shawn Buchanan  -  3,875,000
Seat 6.  Thomas Winters  -  1,585,000

Sorted In: Shawn Buchanan, Jeremy Kottler, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season 8 on FSN, Season VIII
04:38 PM, 12/09/12

Final 10 Players: Updated Chip Counts

Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 5
Here are the updated chip counts and seating positions for the final 10 players:

Seat 1.  Antonio Esfandiari  -  3,200,000  (133 bb)
Seat 2.  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  2,250,000  (93 bb)
Seat 3.  Jonathan Aguiar  -  1,150,000  (47 bb)
Seat 4.  Jeremy Kottler  -  1,575,000  (65 bb)
Seat 5.  Theo Tran  -  990,000  (41 bb)
Seat 6.  Ravi Raghavan  -  1,035,000  (43 bb)
Seat 7.  Jason Somerville  -  735,000  (30 bb)
Seat 8.  Arthur Morris  -  585,000  (24 bb)
Seat 9.  Shawn Buchanan  -  1,985,000  (82 bb)
Seat 10.  Thomas Winters  -  1,695,000  (70 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Antonio Esfandiari, Andrew Lichtenberger, Jonathan Aguiar, Jeremy Kottler, Theo Tran, Ravi Raghavan, Jason Somerville, Arthur Morris, Shawn Buchanan, Thomas Winters, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
07:16 PM, 12/08/12

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminated in 11th Place ($56,110)

Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 5

(Yevgeniry Timoshenko, right, shakes hands with Jeremy Kottler after being eliminated by Ravi Raghavan, center.)

Yevgeniy Timoshenko has been eliminated by Ravi Raghavan as the 11th place finisher and the remaining 10 players are re-drawing for seats at a single table. 

Raghavan raised to 62,000 from the small blind and Timoshenko moved all-in for about 360,000 from the big blind. Raghavan called and the two flipped over their cards. 

Timoshenko = KspadeJclub
Raghavan = Aclub10diamond

The board ran out Qdiamond7club3heart4diamond2club and Raghavan's Ace-high held. 

Ravi Raghavan - 1,040,000 (43 bb)
Yevgeniy Timoshenko - Out in 11th Place ($56,110)

Sorted In: Ravi Raghavan, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Jeremy Kottler, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
07:08 PM, 12/08/12

Antonio Reaches 3M in Chips Against Kottler

Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

With the board showing AspadeQdiamondJheart3diamond7spade on the river and more than 200,000 already in the pot, Antonio Esfandiari bets 167,000 from the cutoff, and Jeremy Kottler thinks for a while from the button before he calls.

Esfandiari turns over AclubKclub for a pair of aces, and Kottler mucks. As Esfandiari pulls in the pot, he says, "I'm never bluffing there."

Antonio Esfandiari  -  3,030,000  (126 bb)
Jeremy Kottler  -  1,500,000  (62 bb)

Sorted In: Antonio Esfandiari, Jeremy Kottler, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
06:55 PM, 12/08/12

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Doubles Up

Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Yevgeniy Timoshenko moves all in preflop for 302,000 from the big blind and Jeremy Kottler calls from the cutoff. Their cards:

Timoshenko: AheartJdiamond 
Kottler: Aclub7diamond

Board: Jclub5spade2diamond10heart6spade

Timoshenko doubles up to survive with over 600,000 and Kottler is now under 2 million.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko - 1,875,000 (78 bb)
Jeremy Kottler - 625,000 (26 bb)

Sorted In: Jeremy Kottler, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
06:29 PM, 12/08/12

A Quick Chat With Chipleader Jeremy Kottler

Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante



Jeremy Kottler has a narrow lead over the field at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, and we caught up with him for a chat during the last break.

Sorted In: Jeremy Kottler, Featured Blog, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
06:25 PM, 12/08/12

Ravi Raghavan Doubles Thru Jeremy Kottler

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

With the board showing Kheart9diamond4heart5heart on the turn, Ravi Raghavan checks the big blind, Jeremy Kottler bets 80,000 from the button, and Raghavan check-raises all in for 390,000.

Kottler thinks for a while before he calls, and Raghavan shows Kspade9heart for top two pair with a nine-high flush draw. Kottler just shakes his head and tosses his cards directly into the muck.

The dealer is momentarily confused, but deals the meaningless river card normally -- it's the 7club. Raghavan wins the pot with two pair to double up.

Ravi Raghavan  -  850,000  (42 bb)
Jeremy Kottler  -  2,350,000  (117 bb)

Sorted In: Ravi Raghavan, Jeremy Kottler, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
05:19 PM, 12/08/12

Jeremy Kottler Beats Yevgeniy Timoshenko w/ a Straight

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 5
With the final board showing Jspade8diamond2heartAdiamond10club and more than 160,000 already in the pot, Yevgeniy Timoshenko (right) has a bet of 144,000 in front of him in the hijack, and Jeremy Kottler thinks for a bit in the big blind before raising to 420,000.

Now it's Timoshenko's turn in the tank, and he thinks for several minutes before he calls.

Kottler turns over Qdiamond9diamond for a rivered queen-high straight, and Timoshenko mucks. Kottler wins the pot.

Jeremy Kottler  -  2,840,000  (142 bb)
Yevgeniy Timoshenko  -  365,000  (18 bb)

Sorted In: Jeremy Kottler, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
05:02 PM, 12/08/12
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