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Sunday, July 22, 2007 | Francis Lee


Event #45 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em (6 handed)

Entrants :728
Prize Pool :$3,421,600
Cashed Places: 78

A large number of players entered this 6 handed event creating a massive prize pool and the winner set to receive just under 1 million dollars.

Bill Edler started out the final table on the short stack with $535,000 compared to the chip leader, Erick Friberg with $2,795,000 in chips.  This didn’t stop Elder storming through on this fast paced table winning the event completing a great come back to claim his first WSOP bracelet.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Bill Edler $904,672
  • 2nd Alex Bolotin $504,686
  • 3rd Erik Friberg $345,582
  • 4th Greg Pohler $232,669
  • 5th Dutch Boyd $169,369
  • 6th Gioi Luong $110,860

Event 46 $1,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low

Entrants: 668
Prize Pool: $668,000
Cashed Places: 64

Tom Schneider winner of event 5 the Mixed Omaha - Stud Hi low started out the day in the chip lead on the final table.  He proved to be a specialist in this form of poker taking down the event in just over a couple of hours.  Tom Schneider became the first player to win two WSOP bracelets this year.

The spectators favourite to disappoint Schnieder in his search for a second braclet this year, Scotty Nguyen played well but fell short going out in 4th place. 

Final Standings:

  • 1st Tom Schneider $147,713
  • 2nd Hoyt Verner $82,064
  • 3rd Miguel de la Cruz $51,670
  • 4th Scotty Nguyen $31,610
  • 5th Saundra Taylor $24,619
  • 6th Tony Ma $19,270
  • 7th Tommy Hang $14,711
  • 8th Woody Deck $11,063

Event 47 $2,000 No Limit Hold’em

Entrants: 2,038
Prize Pool: $3,709,160
Cashed Places: 198

Yet another large amount of entrants started out this three day event  boosting the prize pool to well over $3million dollars.  When we reached the final table stages Steve Crawford was leading the field with $1.4 million in chips.  This didn’t help Crawford when he eventually went out in 5th place.

The eventual winner Blair Rodman did well to come through from a midfield starting position in the chip rankings to dominate the table and winning through in an epic heads up battle with Amato Galasso.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Blair Rodman $707,898
  • 2nd Amato Galasso $448,808
  • 3rd Klein Kim Bach $289,314
  • 4th Anna Wroblewski $192,876
  • 5th Steve “stan” Crawford $135,384
  • 6th Ronald De Wolfe $98,293
  • 7th Joe Pelton $74,183
  • 8th David Schnitzler $55,637
  • 9th Mark McCabe $42,655

Event 48 $1,000 2-7 Triple Draw with Re-buys

Entrants: 209
Prize Pool: $721,804
Cashed Places: 24

A small field started out this event compared to some of the events witnessed at this years WSOP.  When we reached the final table of this event Jon Shoreman was leading the chip rankings on $518,000 in chips followed by Rafi Amit on $374,000.

Amit was the man to fight through in the end scooping the top prize and WSOP bracelet, beating Lenny Martin heads up.  Martin did well to come back starting out the day from a short stack position.  Amit’s chip stack told in the end proving too much for Martin taking down the win.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Rafi Amit $227,005
  • 2nd Lenny Martin £128,120
  • 3rd Anthony Lellouche $84,812
  • 4th Jon Shoreman $57,383
  • 5th Eugene Ji $41,504
  • 6th Mark Bartlog $27,068

Event 49 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

Entrants: 3,151
Prize Pool: $4,301,115
Cashed Places: 324

A record was set for the number of players entering this event apart from the main event, which created a huge prize pool shared between the top 324 finishers.

When we eventually reached the final table Taylor Douglas was leading the field with $2.6 million in chips, double of what his nearest rivals had.  He just fell short of taking down this event finishing second behind Candrasekhar Billavara loosing a close heads up battle.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Candrasekhar Billavara $722,914
  • 2nd Taylor Douglas $467,101
  • 3rd John Hunt $292,476
  • 4th Leandro Pimentel $189,249
  • 5th Duane Felix$131,184
  • 6th Cort Kibler-Melby $96,775
  • 7th Ray Spencer $75,270
  • 8th Greg Mueller $55,914
  • 9th Lewis Titterton $45,162

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