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Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Francis Lee


Event 50 $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha

Entrants: 314
Prize Pool: $2,951,600
Cashed Places: 36

The large entry fee limited the field for this event but attracted most of the well known poker players around, the prize pool was still a hefty $2.9 million dollars.

The final table was a star studded line up with Doyle Brunson taking most of the attention in his search for an 11th WSOP bracelet.  A feat only matched by Phil Hellmuth who won is 11th bracelet this year.

Brunson’s dream was wrecked going out in 6th place and it was Robert Mizrachi who battled through to take the win.  Mizrachi started the day in 2nd place in the chip rankings and quietly went about his business coming alive in the closing stages to take the win.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Robert Mirrachi $768,889
  • 2nd Rene Mouritsen $464,877
  • 3rd Patrick Antonius $311,394
  • 4th Tommy Ly $209,564
  • 5th Marco Traniello $156,435
  • 6th Doyle Brunson $123,967
  • 7th Stephen Landowska $92,975
  • 8th Jonas Flug-Entin $69,363
  • 9th Steve Sung $50,177

Event 51 $1,000 S.H.O.E

Entrants: 730
Prize Pool: $664,300
Cashed Places: 72

Dao Bac won this event battling through the 730 players that started out.  Playing Stud, Hold’em, Omaha and Stud Hi-Low. Bac started the third day from second place in the chip rankings and proceeded to dominate the table taking the deserved win.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Dao Bac $157,975
  • 2nd Adam Geyer $86,691
  • 3rd Chip Jett $55,801
  • 4th Raymond Davis $34,012
  • 5th Imre Leibold $26,572
  • 6th Valdmir Shchemelev $20,793
  • 7th Michael Craig $15,943
  • 8th Patrick Poels $11,957

Event 52 $1,000 No Limit Hold’em with re-buys

Entrants: 1,048
Prize Pool: $3,266,609
Cashed Places: 99

With the main event so close the turn out for this event was small compared to other low buy-in NL Hold’em events, which meant there wasn’t so many of the Stars of poker in attendance.

Michael Graves won the event starting the day in the chip lead and was never challenged for this position right down to the end, Graves collected his very first WSOP bracelet and collecting $742,121 in prize money for his 1st place finish.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Michael Graves $742,121
  • 2nd Theo Tran $387,193
  • 3rd Shawn Luman $224,249
  • 4th Shawn Hattem $161,330
  • 5th Chad Batista $129,064
  • 6th Kris Tate $112,931
  • 7th Isaac Haxton $96,798
  • 8th Arnold Spee $80,665
  • 9th Thierry Cazals $72,599

Event 53 $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout

Entrants: 720
Prize Pool: $982,800
Cashed Places: 72

The popular shoot out event attracted a good number of entrants for the 53rd event in the series.  The prize pool was set at just under 1 million dollars.  The shoot out events are when only 1 player from each table progresses into the next round having to beat every player at the table right down to heads up, this carries on until we have the final table of 8 players battling it out for the top prize.

Ram Vaswan one of the most well known European Poker players around won this event, battling through the 2 days of play, collecting his second WSOP bracelet in the process.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Ram Vaswani $217,438
  • 2nd Andrew Ward $124,816
  • 3rd Anh Van Nguyen $83,538
  • 4th David Mosca $58,968
  • 5th Ishak Noyan $31,450
  • 6th Sondre Sagstuen $19,656
  • 7th David Baker $12,776
  • 8th Rayvenia Puckett $9,582

Event 54 $5,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball with re-buys

Entrants: 75
Cashed Places: 7

Erick Seidel won his 8th WSOP bracelet in this event, the only men to win more are Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Johnny Moss and Phil Hellmuth. 

Winning this tournament was no easy task for Seidel battling through a very tough final table with the likes of Andrew Black, Todd Brunson, Freddy Deeb and Chad Brown. Seidel collected just over half a million dollars for this win.

Final Standings:

  • 1st Erik Seidel $538,835
  • 2nd Chad Brown $324,777
  • 3rd Shawn Sheikhan $206,676
  • 4th Lamar Wilkinson $162,389
  • 5th Andrew Black $118,101
  • 6th Freddy Deeb $73,813
  • 7th Todd Brunson $51,669

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