WSOP 2007 Event #25 NLH $2,000 Final Results

2007 World Series of Poker        
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Official Results

Event #25
No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $2,000
Number of Entries: 1,619
Total Prize Money: $2,946,580
Date of Tournament: June 15-17, 2007

WSOP 2007 Event #25 Final Results

1.
Elmwood Park, IL
$599,109
2.
Greer, SC
$373,985
3.
Boston, MA
$244,415
4.
Oakland, CA
$164,907
5.
Fort Worth, TX
$111,901
6.
Phoenix, AZ
$82,453
7.
Dallas, TX
$61,840
8.
Las Vegas, NV
$45,644
9.
Naperville, IL
$34,748
10.
London, UK
$26,650
11.
Brighton, England
$26,650
12.
Brooklyn, NY
$26,650
13.
Irvine, CA
$23,705
14.
Westlake Village, CA
$23,705
15.
Beaver Dam, WI
$23,705
16.
Japan
$20,761
17.
Miskolci, Hungaria
$20,761
18.
Stockholm, Sweden
$20,761
19.
Thompson, CT
$17,816
20.
London, England
$17,816
21.
Reno, NV
$17,816
22.
Las Vegas, NV
$17,816
23.
Tulsa, OK
$17,816
24.
Norman, OK
$17,816
25.
Chatsworth, CA
$17,816
26.
Oak Park, CA
$17,816
27.
Jennifer Lam
San Francisco, CA
$17,816
28.
Ironton, OH
$15,166
29.
Las Vegas, NV
$15,166
30.
Henderson, NV
$15,166
31.
Seattle, WA
$15,166
32.
Saint John, CA
$15,166
33.
Naperville, IL
$15,166
34.
San Diego, CA
$15,166
35.
Estonia
$15,166
36.
Manhattan Beach, CA
$15,166
37.
Everett, MA
$12,810
38.
Forest Park, IL
$12,810
39.
David Aalvik
Longbeach, CA
$12,810
40.
Baldwinsville, NY
$12,810
41.
Bryan, OH
$12,810
42.
Myrtle Beach, SC
$12,810
43.
Kostantin Anastasydis
Netherlands
$12,810
44.
Hannojoffen
Germany
$12,810
45.
Huntington Beach, CA
$12,810
46.
Sitka, AK
$10,748
47.
Moore, OK
$10,748
48.
Stephen O'Dwyner
Las Vegas, NV
$10,748
49.
Phoenix, AZ
$10,748
50.
Edinburg, TX
$10,748
51.
Netherlands
$10,748
52.
Brookline, MA
$10,748
53.
Short Hills, NJ
$10,748
54.
Washington DC
$10,748
55.
Perrysburg, OH
$8,834
56.
Dallas, TX
$8,834
57.
San Jose, CA
$8,834
58.
Roy Von Der Locht
Germany
$8,834
59.
Seattle, WA
$8,834
60.
Austin, TX
$8,834
61.
Phoenix, AZ
$8,834
62.
Wichita, KS
$8,834
63.
Donahue, IA
$8,834
64.
San Ramon, CA
$7,362
65.
Vienna, VA
$7,362
66.
Plainview, NY
$7,362
67.
United Kingdom
$7,362
68.
Albuquerque, NM
$7,362
69.
Las Vegas, NV
$7,362
70.
Sierra Madre, CA
$7,362
71.
Springfield, IL
$7,362
72.
Henderson, NV
$7,362
73.
Smyrna, GA
$6,184
74.
San Diego, CA
$6,184
75.
Las Vegas, NV
$6,184
76.
Brookings, SD
$6,184
77.
New York, NY
$6,184
78.
San Diego, CA
$6,184
79.
Reseda, CA
$6,184
80.
Canada
$6,184
81.
Pittsburgh, PA
$6,184
82.
Brentwood, MO
$5,153
83.
Commerce Township, MI
$5,153
84.
San Jose, CA
$5,153
85.
Omaha, NE
$5,153
86.
Douglas Lorgree
Buffalo Grove, IL
$5,153
87.
New Market, VA
$5,153
88.
West Hills, CA
$5,153
89.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,153
90.
 
$5,153
91.
Appleton, WI
$4,564
92.
Caledonia, IL
$4,564
93.
Canada
$4,564
94.
Louisville, KT
$4,564
95.
San Marcos, TX
$4,564
96.
Desert Hot Springs, CA
$4,564
97.
Sweden
$4,564
98.
Raleigh, NC
$4,564
99.
Terre Haute, IN
$4,564
100.
Sand City, CA
$4,123
101.
Spring Lake, NJ
$4,123
102.
College Park, MD
$4,123
103.
Woorhees, NJ
$4,123
104.
Sugar Land, TX
$4,123
105.
Union Hall, VA
$4,123
106.
Bringhton, MA
$4,123
107.
Brayan Griggs
New Castle, WA
$4,123
108.
 
$4,123
109.
Marietta, GA
$4,123
110.
Christopher Guinnup
Saline, MI
$4,123
111.
Huntington Beach, CA
$4,123
112.
Florida
$4,123
113.
Skokie, IL
$4,123
114.
New Zealand
$4,123
115.
Sterling Heights, MI
$4,123
116.
Philadelphia, PA
$4,123
117.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,123
118.
Stamford, CT
$4,123
119.
Christopher Gulla
Las Vegas, NV
$4,123
120.
Tamarae, FL
$4,123
121.
Secaucus, NJ
$4,123
122.
Johnathan O Eaton
Las Vegas, NV
$4,123
123.
Lake Forest, CA
$4,123
124.
Salt Lake City, UT
$4,123
125.
Alexandra, VA
$4,123
126.
Delray Beach, FL
$4,123
127.
Reseda, CA
$3,828
128.
St. Petersburg, FL
$3,828
129.
Portland, OR
$3,828
130.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,828
131.
Columbus, OH
$3,828
132.
Harrisburg, NC
$3,828
133.
Chandler, AZ
$3,828
134.
El Paso, TX
$3,828
135.
Vancouver, Canada
$3,828
136.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,828
137.
Mantomedi, MN
$3,828
138.
Chicago, IL
$3,828
139.
Niagara Falls, OH
$3,828
140.
Northridge, CA
$3,828
141.
Seattle, WA
$3,828
142.
El Paso, TX
$3,828
143.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,828
144.
Port Richey, FL
$3,828
145.
Findlay, OH
$3,828
146.
West Terre Haute, IN
$3,828
147.
John Morris
United Kingdom
$3,828
148.
Parker, CO
$3,828
149.
Houston, TX
$3,828
150.
East Los Angeles, CA
$3,828
151.
San Jose, CA
$3,828
152.
Henderson, NV
$3,828
153.
Worth, IL
$3,828
 

Tournament Notes:

The winner of the $2,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship was Ben Ponzio, from Elmwood Park, IL. He is 32-years-old and married. He has one daughter. Ponzio works for a major Chicago area radio station as the advertising sales manager. 

Ponzio’s full name is Alessandro Ben Ponzio. He took his first and middle name from his grandfather and great grandfather.

In addition to playing poker, Ponzio enjoys fantasy sports.

Ponzio is a graduate of the University of Illinois. He earned his degree in speech and communications.

Ponzio works for Chicago’s WBBM-FM which is a hits and hip hop station. He was scheduled to work the morning after the tournament, but his WSOP victory will cause him to miss a day at the office. “I didn’t want to take an extra vacation day until I knew I would get this far,” Ponzio explained later.

“Sure, I’m going back to work,” Ponzio said in a post-tournament interview. “Six-hundred thousand (dollars) is a lot of money. But it’s not enough to live on the rest of my life.”

This is the third time Ponzio has attended the WSOP. He cashed one time previously – with a 122nd place finish two years ago. His combined tournament winnings coming into this event totaled just $9,000. First place in this tournament paid a whopping $599,109.

Ponzio developed and was credited with a math theorem in high school. It is a formula designed to measure the size of circles.

Adam Ross, from Dallas, TX finished in 7th place. The StanfordUniversity graduate who also received his law degree from the University of Texas Law School was once the TexasState Wrestling Champion.

Ken Einiger, a native New Yorker who now resides in Las Vegas, finished in 8th place. He won the world blackjack championship last year.

Rolf Slotboom, Dutch writer and poker theorist, took 51st.

Card Player magazine editor-in-chief Jeff Shulman finished 69th.

Actress Shannon Elizabeth, best-known from her role in the “American Pie” series of hit movies, finished 150th.