WSOP 2007 Event #21 Final Results

2007 World Series of Poker        
Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino
Official Results

Event #21
No-Limit Hold’em Shootout
Buy-In: $1,500
Number of Entries: 900
Total Prize Money: $1,228,500
Date of Tournament: June 12-14, 2007                         

WSOP 2007 Event #21 Final Results:

1.
Tampa, FL
$264,107
2.
Philadelphia, PA
$149,263
3.
Las Vegas, NV
$101,351
4.
Bolder, CO
$68,796
5.
Cape Girardeau, MO
$36,855
6.
Las Vegas, NV
$22,113
7.
McKinney, TX
$15,971
8.
Erik Lindgren
Las Vegas, NV
$12,899
9.
Hollywood, FL
$9,828
10.
New York, NY
$6,757
11.
Elmhurst, NY
$6,757
12.
Winterhaven, FL
$6,757
13.
Iowa City, IA
$6,757
14.
Coral Gables, FL
$6,757
15.
Hobro, DK
$6,757
16.
Netherlands
$6,757
17.
New Rochelle, NY
$6,757
18.
Fort Mohave, AZ
$6,757
19.
Houston, TX
$6,757
20.
Seattle, WA
$6,757
21.
Los Angeles, CA
$6,757
22.
Roswell, NM
$6,757
23.
Warwick, NY
$6,757
24.
Huntington Beach, CA
$6,757
25.
Oak Park, IL
$6,757
26.
Malibu, CA
$6,757
27.
Miami, FL
$6,757
28.
Russia
$6,757
29.
Sunnyvale, CA
$6,757
30.
Las Vegas, NV
$6,757
31.
 
$6,757
32.
Victoria, Australia
$6,757
33.
Las Vegas, NV
$6,757
34.
Las Vegas, NV
$6,757
35.
Avon, CT
$6,757
36.
St. Petersburg, FL
$6,757
37.
Annandale, VA
$6,757
38.
Downey, CA
$6,757
39.
East Lansing, MI
$6,757
40.
England
$6,757
41.
Sweden
$6,757
42.
Bridgeport, WV
$6,757
43.
Weston, MA
$6,757
44.
Las Vegas, NV
$6,757
45.
Concord, CA
$6,757
46.
Peoria, AZ
$6,757
47.
An Van Tran
Las Vegas, NV
$6,757
48.
Vancton, SD
$6,757
49.
Chicago, IL
$6,757
50.
Athenton, CA
$6,757
51.
West Haven, UT
$6,757
52.
Vista, CA
$6,757
53.
Hollis, NH
$6,757
54.
Tracy, CA
$6,757
55.
John O'Brien
Philadelphia, PA
$6,757
56.
Elm Grove, WI
$6,757
57.
Scottsdale, AZ
$6,757
58.
Aymay Qutami
Redwood City, CA
$6,757
59.
West Vernom, CA
$6,757
60.
Pensacola, FL
$6,757
61.
Rncho Pls Vrd., CA
$6,757
62.
Boca Raton, FL
$6,757
63.
New York, NY
$6,757
64.
Johannes Strabman
Germany
$6,757
65.
Sierra Madre, CA
$6,757
66.
Littleton, CO
$6,757
67.
Los Angeles, CA
$6,757
68.
Los Angeles, CA
$6,757
69.
Tarzana, CA
$6,757
70.
Traverse City, MI
$6,757
71.
Wheat Ridge, CO
$6,757
72.
New Brunswick, NJ
$6,757
73.
Wichita, KS
$6,757
74.
San Mateo, CA
$6,757
75.
Lafayette Hill, PA
$6,757
76.
Henderson, NV
$6,757
77.
Woburn, MA
$6,757
78.
Foothill Ranch, CA
$6,757
79.
Edward Hanson
Santa Ana, CA
$6,757
80.
Dlae Pinchot
New Jersey
$6,757
81.
New York, NY
$6,757
82.
Malibu, CA
$6,757
83.
Norway
$6,757
84.
John Dwyer
England
$6,757
85.
Portland, OR
$6,757
86.
Ontario, Canada
$6,757
87.
Daniel O'Brian
Mt. Sinai, NY
$6,757
88.
England
$6,757
89.
British Columbia, Canada
$6,757
90.
San Antonio, TX
$6,757
 

Tournament Notes:

The winner of the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Shootout at the 2007 World Series of Poker presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light was Don Baruch. He is 42-years-old and lives in Tampa, Florida. Baruch is the owner of an investment and management services company.

Baruch is married and has two girls. He holds an M.B.A. from EmoryUniversity. 

Baruch learned to play poker from his father. He has been playing since childhood, but started to take the game more seriously about three years ago. His regular poker game is at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida.

This was Baruch’s first time to cash in any major tournament anywhere. Incredibly, it came on poker’s grandest stage. First place paid $264,107.

Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu went out in third place. He was shooting for his fourth gold bracelet. His last WOSP win was back in 2004. 

The tournament attracted 900 entries, a 50 percent increase over last year’s figure of 600. It is the largest Shootout tournament in history. On Day One, the tournament started about 30 minutes late because of a crush of last-minute entrants. This created the Shootout’s first million-dollar prize pool ever.

The Shootout format requires that a champion win what amounts to just three consecutive single-table (9-handed) satellites. The initial 900 players played down to 90 winners. Then, those 90 winners played down to nine players – with a winner coming from each table. Then, the winner had to top the final table full of nine players. 

The final table was carried over the Internet at the official WSOP website – www.worldseriesofpoker.com

An interesting side note was Steven Levitt’s entry into this tournament. The economist-turned-author penned the smash-seller called “Freakonomics.” He won his first table, but busted-out in the second round. His wife also played in the Ladies Championship held on the previous day.