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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | Francis Lee


Event 6 - $10,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud

The first world championship event at this year’s World Series of Poker 2009 was the Seven Card Stud championship.  It turned out to be one of the oldest players in the field Fred Ellis, who came out victorious eventually overcoming Eric Drache in a marathon heads up battle to become the 2009 Stud champion.

Final Standings

  • 1st Freddie Ellis $373,744
  • 2nd Eric Drache $231,014
  • 3rd Ville Wahlbeck $152,915
  • 4th Max Pescatori $107,959
  • 5th Hasan Habib $80,969
  • 6th Ivan Schertzer $64,297
  • 7th Greg ‘FBT’ Mueller $53,886
  • 8th Tim Phan $47,532

Event 7 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

Travis Johnson won his first WSOP bracelet in event 7 winning $666,853.  He won the heads up showdown against Steve Karp in just over 40 minutes with a 2-1 chip lead.

Final Standings

  • 1st Travis Johnson $666,853
  • 2nd Steve Karp $414,116
  • 3rd Michael Ciotola $273,385
  • 4th Mark Salinaro $193,343
  • 5th Craig McConville $145,721
  • 6th Brian McInnis $116,234
  • 7th Walter Wright $97,985
  • 8th James McClain $87,013
  • 9th Kam Low $81,185

Event 8 - $2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw

Phil Ivey outlasted a field of 147 entrants in event 8 to pick up his sixth career WSOP bracelet.  The crowd watching from the rail got right behind Ivey right throughout the final table and gave him a standing ovation when he finally won the tournament.

Final Standings

  • 1st Phil Ivey $96,361
  • 2nd John Monnette $59,587
  • 3rd Yan Chen $38,892
  • 4th Eric Kesselman $26,757
  • 5th Rodeen Talebi $19,346
  • 6th Raphael Zimmerman $14,663
  • 7th Elia Ahmadian $11,627
  • 8th Layne Flack $8,453

Event 9 - $1,500 Six-handed No Limit Hold’em

Ken Aldridge collected his first ever WSOP bracelet in the first short handed tournament in this year’s series.  The heads up showdown against Carman Cavella seemed to take an age to complete, but Ken managed to come through to take the $428,259 first place prize.

Final Standings

  • 1st Ken Aldridge $428,259
  • 2nd Carman Cavella $264,814
  • 3rd Peter Gould  $170,953
  • 4th Bryce Yockey $115,230
  • 5th Charles Furey $80,896
  • 6th Manny Minaya $59,049

Event 10 - $2,500 Pot Limit Hold’em/Omaha

Event 10 was the first mixed game event which took in a total of 453 entrants.  The final table was a tight, long, and drawn out game which Rami Boukai managed to overcome to take his first career bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st Rami ‘arbianight’ Boukai $244,862
  • 2nd Najib Bennani $151,335
  • 3rd Benjamin Grundy $99,574
  • 4th Cornel Cimpan $69,546
  • 5th Daniel Makowsky $51,313
  • 6th Paul Parker $39,904
  • 7th Pawel Andrzejewski $32,653
  • 8th John Kabbaj $28,006
  • 9th Sigi Stockinger $25,151



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