WSOP 2007 Event #27 NLH $1,500 Final Results

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

Event #27
No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $1,500
Number of Entries: 2,315
Total Prize Money: $3,159,975
Date of Tournament: June 16-18, 2007

WSOP 2007 Event #27 Final Results

1.
David Stucke
Henderson, NV
$603,069
2.
Enid, OK
$382,357
3.
Seth Weinger
Hemet, CA
$246,478
4.
Michael Ium
Toronto, ON
$164,319
5.
Atlanta, GA
$115,339
6.
Boston, MA
$83,739
7.
West Nyack, NY
$63,200
8.
La Habra Heights, CA
$47,400
9.
Thai Ton
Garland, TX
$36,340
10.
Berlin, Germany
$28,124
11.
Pahrump, NV
$28,124
12.
Corey Hochman
Phoenix, AZ
$28,124
13.
Edward Roach
Chandler, AZ
$24,964
14.
Kyle Kraska
San Diego, CA
$24,964
15.
Ontario, Canada
$24,964
16.
Michael Linton
Las Vegas, NV
$21,804
17.
Scottsdale, AZ
$21,804
18.
Lighthouse Point, FL
$21,804
19.
Houston, TX
$18,644
20.
Mark Leho
Knoxville, TN
$18,644
21.
Los Altos, CA
$18,644
22.
Helotes, TX
$18,644
23.
Jeremy Little
Tallahassee, FL
$18,644
24.
Atlanta, GA
$18,644
25.
Dylan Wilkinson
Auburn, WA
$18,644
26.
Las Vegas, NV
$18,644
27.
Sascha Eierdanz
Netherlands
$18,644
28.
Commerce, CA
$15,800
29.
Michael Hewitt
Tadcaster, UK
$15,800
30.
Las Vegas, NV
$15,800
31.
Timothy Sullivan
Statham, GA
$15,800
32.
France
$15,800
33.
Zuhdi Mansour
Tampa, FL
$15,800
34.
James Milburn
Glendale, AZ
$15,800
35.
Bruce Van Horn
Ada, Ok
$15,800
36.
Tristram Coffin
Lacey, WA
$15,800
37.
Honolulu, HI
$13,272
38.
Christopher Pullaro
Alpharetta, GA
$13,272
39.
Adam Hudson
Highland Ranch, CO
$13,272
40.
Phoenix, AZ
$13,272
41.
Sun City, CA
$13,272
42.
John Murphy
Los Angeles, CA
$13,272
43.
Leechburg, PA
$13,272
44.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
$13,272
45.
Fargo, ND
$13,272
46.
Kenneth Horn
Lakeway, TX
$11,060
47.
Sompong Ouanevima
Murfreesboro, TN
$11,060
48.
Scott Yellen
Long Beach, CA
$11,060
49.
Jason Wilson
Canada
$11,060
50.
David Williams
Las Vegas, NV
$11,060
51.
Evanston, IL
$11,060
52.
Quebec, Canada
$11,060
53.
Davie, FL
$11,060
54.
Canada
$11,060
55.
Maumelle, AR
$9,006
56.
Eugene, OR
$9,006
57.
Henderson, NV
$9,006
58.
Rockledge, FL
$9,006
59.
Garrett Bradley
Wichita, KS
$9,006
60.
Los Angeles, CA
$9,006
61.
San Francisco, CA
$9,006
62.
Noelle Huard
Rockville, MD
$9,006
63.
Capo Beach, CA
$9,006
64.
Ken Cutt
Mukwonago, WI
$7,426
65.
Rachel Behr
San Diego, CA
$7,426
66.
Bryan Hyden
San Jose, CA
$7,426
67.
Avalon, CA
$7,426
68.
Amir Favaedi
Pittsburgh, PA
$7,426
69.
Randy Dehmer
St. Michael, MN
$7,426
70.
Scott Wyler
Ocean Ridge, FL
$7,426
71.
Long Beach, CA
$7,426
72.
Todd Scherr
Coconut Creek, FL
$7,426
73.
Oxnard, CA
$6,162
74.
Jason Dwyhalo
Gilbert, AZ
$6,162
75.
William Higgins
Saline, MI
$6,162
76.
Matthew McDonald
Las Vegas, NV
$6,162
77.
Morganville, NJ
$6,162
78.
Rick Soderman
Phoenix, AZ
$6,162
79.
Paradise Valley, AZ
$6,162
80.
Winchester, CA
$6,162
81.
Jupiter, FL
$6,162
82.
Henderson, NV
$5,214
83.
Theodore Teruya
Redlands, CA
$5,214
84.
Agoura Hills, CA
$5,214
85.
Henderson, NV
$5,214
86.
Chandler, AZ
$5,214
87.
Hollywood, FL
$5,214
88.
Jason Travis
Pittsburgh, PA
$5,214
89.
Red Hook, NY
$5,214
90.
James Sheridan
Quincy, MA
$5,214
91.
Terrance Hawkins
Lombard, IL
$4,582
92.
Hopeton Pusey
Jackson, MI
$4,582
93.
Arvada, Colorado
$4,582
94.
Edmund Chui
San Leandro, CA
$4,582
95.
Henderson, NV
$4,582
96.
Mineral Springs, AR
$4,582
97.
Alexander Masterman
London, UK
$4,582
98.
Henderson, NV
$4,582
99.
Chapel Hill, NC
$4,582
100.
Christian Bowerman
Fresno, CA
$4,108
101.
Huntington Beach, CA
$4,108
102.
Richard Gallen
Scottsdale, AZ
$4,108
103.
Chicago, IL
$4,108
104.
Hanson Li
San Francisco, CA
$4,108
105.
Henderson, NV
$4,108
106.
Baton Rouge, LA
$4,108
107.
Long Branch, WA
$4,108
108.
Toshio Nanao
Las Vegas, NV
$4,108
109.
Anthony Cartwright
UK
$4,108
110.
San Diego, CA
$4,108
111.
Jaques Zaicik
France
$4,108
112.
Dan La
Rosemead, CA
$4,108
113.
Cleveland, OH
$4,108
114.
Anthony Chatelain
Sweden
$4,108
115.
Robert Castillo
Leavenworth, WA
$4,108
116.
Wolbert Bartlema
Netherlands
$4,108
117.
Yuji Higaki
Sunnyvale, CA
$4,108
118.
Staten Island, NY
$4,108
119.
Michael Kirstein
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
$4,108
120.
Mark Castagnetti
Honolulu, HI
$4,108
121.
Farmington Hills, MI
$4,108
122.
Italy
$4,108
123.
Alfred Giuffrida
St. Louis, MO
$4,108
124.
Newport, TN
$4,108
125.
El Paso, TX
$4,108
126.
William Ragatz
Orlando, FL
$4,108
127.
Oak Grove, MO
$3,792
128.
David Profitt
Melotes, TX
$3,792
129.
James Wells
Houston, TX
$3,792
130.
Depew, NY
$3,792
131.
Eugenio Delgado
Miami, FL
$3,792
132.
Rogers, MN
$3,792
133.
David Moyle
Harrison Township, MI
$3,792
134.
Jeffrey Bell
Phoenix, AZ
$3,792
135.
Miami, FL
$3,792
136.
Chad Timmons
Mt. Pleasant, SC
$3,792
137.
Edward Campbell
Boise, ID
$3,792
138.
John Javit
Henderson, NV
$3,792
139.
Covina, CA
$3,792
140.
Colleyville, TX
$3,792
141.
Plymouth, MI
$3,792
142.
Torrance, CA
$3,792
143.
Todd Borowski
Maumee, OH
$3,792
144.
Chicago, IL
$3,792
145.
Tempe, AZ
$3,792
146.
Francesco Pisari
Tamarac, FL
$3,792
147.
Stephen Moss
Reseda, CA
$3,792
148.
Pittsburgh, PA
$3,792
149.
Minh Nguyen
Bell Gardens, CA
$3,792
150.
Jered Schager
Gilbert, AZ
$3,792
151.
Jupiter, FL
$3,792
152.
Mount Vernon, IL
$3,792
153.
James Conliss
Coppell, TX
$3,792
154.
Lawrence Ha
West Hollywood, CA
$3,792
155.
Israel Amoyal
 
 
156.
Sherif Derias
Melbourne, Australia
$3,792
157.
Robert Diver
Goshen, KY
$3,792
158.
Gregorios Lamprinos
Las Vegas, NV
$3,792
159.
West Hills, CA
$3,792
160.
Gainesville, FL
$3,792
161.
Fort Wayne, IN
$3,792
162.
Brian Yoder
Lake Zurich, IL
$3,792
163.
St. Charles, MO
$3,476
164.
Hudiksvall, Sweden
$3,476
165.
Mark Mclaughlin
Denver, CO
$3,476
166.
Michael Schorer
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
$3,476
167.
Tony Morina
Paulsboro, NJ
$3,476
168.
Dersim Sylwan
 
$3,476
169.
Patrick Caserta
Lorain, OH
$3,476
170.
Janet Henderson
Priest River, ID
$3,476
171.
Johnny Vuong
Alhambra, CA
$3,476
172.
Orange, CA
$3,476
173.
Dublin, OH
$3,476
174.
Long Beach, CA
$3,476
175.
Thomas Berg
San Antonio, TX
$3,476
176.
New York, NY
$3,476
177.
Brian Mcclellan
Warsaw, IL
$3,476
178.
Troy, MI
$3,476
179.
San Antonio, TX
$3,476
180.
Joseph Montanaro
Lake St. Louis, MO
$3,476
181.
Naperville, IL
$3,476
182.
Gregory Kemper
Torrance, CA
$3,476
183.
Ganesh Krishnan
Houston, TX
$3,476
184.
Santa Monica, CA
$3,476
185.
Damian Artt
Mesa, AZ
$3,476
186.
David Keibel
Las Vegas, NV
$3,476
187.
Steven Karp
Dania, FL
$3,476
188.
Corky Cummings
Wichita Falls, TX
$3,476
189.
Tyler Harshey
Chicago, IL
$3,476
190.
Philadelphia, PA
$3,476
191.
Jon Montanaro
Orange Park, FL
$3,476
192.
Atlantic City, NJ
$3,476
193.
Robert Crawford
El Paso, TX
$3,476
194.
Terry Phillips
Buckhannon, WA
$3,476
195.
El Monte, CA
$3,476
196.
Brandon Cashwell
Winterville, NC
$3,476
197.
Enrique Bours
Celaya, Mexico
$3,476
198.
Henderson, NV
$3,476
 

Tournament Notes:

The winner of the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event was David Stucke, from Henderson, NV. He is a 33-year-old university professor. He is married to wife Cheri, who cheered him on to victory throughout the tournament and at the final table.

Dr. Stucke is a professor of physics. He graduated from Carnegie-MellonUniversity, and received advanced degrees from IowaState and PennState.

Stucke has been playing poker seriously for about three years. However, he has never cashed in a major event previously. First place prize money for this tournament totaled $603,069. He also collected the coveted gold and diamond bracelet designed by luxury Swiss watchmaker Corum.

Early on at the final table, Stucke’s most critical hand took place when he moved all-in holding pocket threes. He was called by the chip leader holding two overcards (K-Q). Stucke won the “race,” which means he was essentially in a coin flip situation for his tournament life. The difference in prize money between elimination on that hand versus his actual payout was half-a-million dollars. So, pocket threes will most certainly go down as Stucke’s favorite hand and greatest poker memory. 

Thai Ton was the 8th-place finisher. He collected $47,400. Remarkably, this was only the second live tournament Ton has ever played.

Sabyl Cohen was the 11th-place finisher in this tournament. She was the highest female finisher in last year’s world championship main event, finishing 56th in a record-field of 8,773.

Dr. Bruce Van Horn, from Ada, OK finished 35th. He is best-remembered for his second-place showing in the 1996 main event, losing to Huck Seed in the heads-up finale.

David Williams -- gold bracelet winner last year and runner-up to Greg Raymer in the 2004 championship event – finished 50th.

Other former WSOP gold bracelet winners who finished in-the-money included Burt Boutin, Lee Watkinson, Minh Nguyen, and Vince Burgio

Wendeen Eolis, from New York City cashed out in 176th place. Eolis became the first woman ever to cash in the WSOP main event, in 1986. She also became the first woman ever to cash in the main event two times, with her second cash in 1993.

A few years ago, a 1,000-player field was big news. No more. Since the start of 2006 WSOP $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em events have attracted 2,998, 2,803, 2,776, and 2,126 players respectively. This event had 2,628 entries.

This was the sixth tournament of this year’s World Series carried “live” at the official website, www.worldseriesofpoker.com. Final table players were sequestered during play. Commentary was provided by Scott Lauer. Color was provided by note poker theorist and full-time player Barry Tanenbaum.