WSOP 2007 Event #38 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Final Results

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

Event #38
No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $1,500
Number of Entries: 2,778
Total Prize Money: $3,791,970
Date of Tournament: June 23-25, 2007

WSOP 2007 Event #38 End of Day Two Results

1.
Robert “RCW” Cheung
Vancouver, BC
$673,628
2.
Montclair, NJ
$417,117
3.
Las Vegas, NV
$261,646
4.
New York, NY
$170,639
5.
Ocean Township, NJ
$119,447
6.
London, UK
$87,215
7.
Madison, WI
$68,255
8.
Los Angeles, CA
$51,192
9.
London, UK
$40,195
10.
Redmond, WA
$33,369
11.
France
$33,369
12.
San Jose, CA
$33,369
13.
Perth, Australia
$29,577
14.
El Paso, TX
$29,577
15.
Hyde Park, VT
$29,577
16.
San Diego, CA
$25,785
17.
Brandon, FL
$25,785
18.
Atlanta, GA
$25,785
19.
Mission, CA
$21,993
20.
Lafayette, CA
$21,993
21.
Henderson, NV
$21,993
22.
Los Angeles, CA
$21,993
23.
Greenville, SC
$21,993
24.
Burbank, CA
$21,993
25.
London, UK
$21,993
26.
Ontario, Canada
$21,993
27.
John Roberts
Orange Beach, AL
$21,993
28.
Lakeside, MT
$18,581
29.
Jeffrey Kimber
London, UK
$18,581
30.
Cambridge, MA
$18,581
31.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
$18,581
32.
Los Angeles, CA
$18,581
33.
North Las Vegas, NV
$18,581
34.
San Antonio, TX
$18,581
35.
Columbus, OH
$18,581
36.
Littleton, CO
$18,581
37.
Rockwall, TX
$15,547
38.
Arncott, England
$15,547
39.
Reston, VA
$15,547
40.
Houston, TX
$15,547
41.
Men "The Master" Nguyen
Bell Gardens, CA
$15,547
42.
Olathe, KS
$15,547
43.
Toronto, ON
$15,547
44.
Las Vegas, NV
$15,547
45.
Las Vegas, NV
$15,547
46.
Las Vegas, NV
$12,893
47.
Omaha, NE
$12,893
48.
Downey, CA
$12,893
49.
North Hills, CA
$12,893
50.
Los Angeles, CA
$12,893
51.
Las Vegas, NV
$12,893
52.
Los Angeles, CA
$12,893
53.
Issaquah, WA
$12,893
54.
Henderson, NV
$12,893
55.
Pearl City, HI
$10,618
56.
Austin, TX
$10,618
57.
Lyndhurst, MI
$10,618
58.
Portola Hills, CA
$10,618
59.
San Diego, CA
$10,618
60.
Pepperell, MA
$10,618
61.
New Rochelle, NY
$10,618
62.
Los Angeles, CA
$10,618
63.
$10,618
64.
Chappaqua, NY
$8,722
65.
Las Vegas, NV
$8,722
66.
Alamogordo, NM
$8,722
67.
Los Angeles, CA
$8,722
68.
Massapequa Park, NY
$8,722
69.
Norman, OK
$8,722
70.
Fremont, CA
$8,722
71.
Baton Rouge, LA
$8,722
72.
Madison, WI
$8,722
73.
Los Angeles, CA
$7,205
74.
San Francisco, CA
$7,205
75.
Oakland, CA
$7,205
76.
Santa Ana, CA
$7,205
77.
Sebastopol, CA
$7,205
78.
Clark, NJ
$7,205
79.
Las Vegas, NV
$7,205
80.
Los Gatos, CA
$7,205
81.
Chicago, IL
$7,205
82.
West Palm Beach, FL
$6,067
83.
Roscoe, IL
$6,067
84.
Traverse City, MI
$6,067
85.
Fort Myers, FL
$6,067
86.
Sweden
$6,067
87.
Scotch Plains, NJ
$6,067
88.
St. Louis Park, MN
$6,067
89.
Tampa, Fl
$6,067
90.
Lewis Center, OH
$6,067
91.
Santa Fe, NM
$5,309
92.
Pocatello, ID
$5,309
93.
West Palm Beach, FL
$5,309
94.
Montebello, CA
$5,309
95.
Germany
$5,309
96.
Parkland, FL
$5,309
97.
West Haven, CT
$5,309
98.
Canada
$5,309
99.
Italy
$5,309
100.
New York, NY
$4,740
101.
Canada
$4,740
102.
Buellton, CA
$4,740
103.
Brooklyn, NY
$4,740
104.
San Rafael, CA
$4,740
105.
Mt. Pleasant, SC
$4,740
106.
Baton Rouge, LA
$4,740
107.
Panorama City, CA
$4,740
108.
Chicago, IL
$4,740
109.
Henderson, NV
$4,740
110.
Wasilla, AK
$4,740
111.
Edgewood, KY
$4,740
112.
Japan
$4,740
113.
Waikoloa, HI
$4,740
114.
Palos Park, IL
$4,740
115.
Honolulu, HI
$4,740
116.
Tae Baik
Colmar, PA
$4,740
117.
Redford Township, MI
$4,740
118.
Pacific Palisades, CA
$4,740
119.
Bronx, NY
$4,740
120.
Dearborn Heights, MI
$4,740
121.
Los Angeles, CA
$4,740
122.
Scottsdale, AZ
$4,740
123.
Los Angeles, CA
$4,740
124.
McDonough, GA
$4,740
125.
$4,740
126.
Clearwater, FL
$4,740
127.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,361
128.
San Diego, CA
$4,361
129.
Portland, OR
$4,361
130.
Lake Park, GA
$4,361
131.
Danielson, CT
$4,361
132.
Oklahoma City, OK
$4,361
133.
Rye Brook, NY
$4,361
134.
Newport Beach, CA
$4,361
135.
Julie Dang
Montclair, CA
$4,361
136.
Stockton, CA
$4,361
137.
Roseville, MN
$4,361
138.
Fortson, GA
$4,361
139.
Folsom, CA
$4,361
140.
Thousand Oaks, CA
$4,361
141.
Portsmouth, VA
$4,361
142.
Chandler, AZ
$4,361
143.
Fremont, CA
$4,361
144.
Oakhurst, CA
$4,361
145.
San Ramon, CA
$4,361
146.
Plantation, FL
$4,361
147.
Evansville, IN
$4,361
148.
Colorado Springs, CO
$4,361
149.
Newport Beach, CA
$4,361
150.
Hermosa Beach, CA
$4,361
151.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,361
152.
Tallahassee, FL
$4,361
153.
Diamond Bar, CA
$4,361
154.
Moraga, CA
$4,361
155.
Garden City, ID
$4,361
156.
Weatherford, TX
$4,361
157.
Glendale, CA
$4,361
158.
Fisherville, KY
$4,361
159.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,361
160.
Eielson AFB, AK
$4,361
161.
Citrus Heights, CA
$4,361
162.
Washington, DC
$4,361
163.
Maple, ON
$3,982
164.
Iowa, LA
$3,982
165.
John David Wimberly
Bozeman, MT
$3,982
166.
Meridian, ID
$3,982
167.
Miami, FL
$3,982
168.
Commack, NY
$3,982
169.
Basking Ridge, NJ
$3,982
170.
Boston, MA
$3,982
171.
Flushing, MI
$3,982
172.
Roseville, MI
$3,982
173.
Galien, MI
$3,982
174.
Gaithersburg, MD
$3,982
175.
New York, NY
$3,982
176.
Cerritos, CA
$3,982
177.
Decatur, GA
$3,982
178.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,982
179.
Aurora, CO
$3,982
180.
Gilbert, AZ
$3,982
181.
Englewood, CO
$3,982
182.
Tampa, FL
$3,982
183.
Belleville, WA
$3,982
184.
Eatonville, WA
$3,982
185.
Hemet, CA
$3,982
186.
UK
$3,982
187.
Minh Nguyen
Bell Gardens, CA
$3,982
188.
Costa Mesa, CA
$3,982
189.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
$3,982
190.
Italy
$3,982
191.
Chandler, AZ
$3,982
192.
Seattle, WA
$3,982
193.
Los Angeles, CA
$3,982
194.
Springfield, MO
$3,982
195.
Netherlands
$3,982
196.
Mark "Pegasus" Smith
Georgetown, KY
$3,982
197.
Austin, TX
$3,982
198.
Baltimore, MD
$3,982
199.
La Mirada, CA
$3,602
200.
Dearborn Heights, MI
$3,602
201.
Duncan, OK
$3,602
202.
Cleveland Heights, OH
$3,602
203.
Selden, NY
$3,602
204.
San Marcos, TX
$3,602
205.
Silver Spring, MD
$3,602
206.
Jacksonville, FL
$3,602
207.
Livermore, CA
$3,602
208.
Orange, CA
$3,602
209.
Antioch, CA
$3,602
210.
San Francisco, CA
$3,602
211.
Honey Brook, PA
$3,602
212.
Witney, UK
$3,602
213.
Honolulu, HI
$3,602
214.
St Laurent, QB
$3,602
215.
Miami, FL
$3,602
216.
Pacifica, CA
$3,602
217.
Tempe, AZ
$3,602
218.
Weston, FL
$3,602
219.
Springfield, IL
$3,602
220.
St Louis, MO
$3,602
221.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,602
222.
Honolulu, HI
$3,602
223.
Highaland Ranch, CO
$3,602
224.
Chicago, IL
$3,602
225.
Sunland, CA
$3,602
226.
Englewood, CO
$3,602
227.
Corona, CA
$3,602
228.
Irving, TX
$3,602
229.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
$3,602
230.
$3,602
231.
Duarte, CA
$3,602
232.
New York, NY
$3,602
233.
Adam El Payaa
Forest Park, IL
$3,602
234.
La Quinta, CA
$3,602
235.
Selma, TX
$3,223
236.
Finland
$3,223
237.
Fort Worth, FL
$3,223
238.
Gainesville, FL
$3,223
239.
San Angelo, TX
$3,223
240.
Highland, CA
$3,223
241.
Eugene, OR
$3,223
242.
Marietta, OH
$3,223
243.
Kansas City, KS
$3,223
244.
Alpharetta, GA
$3,223
245.
Phoenix, AZ
$3,223
246.
Italy
$3,223
247.
Woodbury, MN
$3,223
248.
Glenwood Springs, CO
$3,223
249.
Brandon, FL
$3,223
250.
North Port, FL
$3,223
251.
Bolingbrook, IL
$3,223
252.
Houston, TX
$3,223
253.
St. Charles, MO
$3,223
254.
Michael Bramm
South Africa
$3,223
255.
Dallas, TX
$3,223
256.
Dallas, TX
$3,223
257.
Hermitage, TN
$3,223
258.
Whitefish, MT
$3,223
259.
Muskogee, OK
$3,223
260.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,223
261.
Cumming, GA
$3,223
262.
Mesa, AZ
$3,223
263.
Chih-Hao Lin
China
$3,223
264.
Reserve, NM
$3,223
265.
San Diego, CA
$3,223
266.
Largo, FL
$3,223
267.
Highlands Ranch, CO
$3,223
268.
Port Huron, MI
$3,223
269.
Blackfoot, ID
$3,223
270.
Alexandria, VA
$3,223

Tournament Notes:

The winner of the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship (Event #38) was Robert Cheung, a 46-year-old businessman from Vancouver, BC (Canada). Cheung was born in Hong Kong. He holds a Ph.D.

Cheung has only been playing poker seriously for about two years. He learned the game from his friends. This was his fourth time to cash at the WSOP, and third time this year. Cheung also took fourth place in the championship event last year at Harvey Lake Tahoe’s World Series of Poker Circuit.

Cheung also goes by the initials “RCW.”

Cheung arrived at the final table second in chips to Andrew Lee. The final table lasted about six hours. First place paid $673,628.

Erica Schoenberg, from Las Vegas, finished in third place. This was the third best showing for a woman at this year’s WSOP.

The fourth place finisher was John Kranyak, from New York. He is a professional bridge player.

Chris Bjorin was the only finalist who had previously won a WSOP gold bracelet. Swedish-born Bjorin (now living in London) won the Pot-Limit Omaha championship in 1997 and a No-Limit Hold’em event in 2000.

With his 6th-place finish in this event, Chris Bjorin is currently tied with Humberto Brenes for the most final tables at the 2007 WSOP. Both players have three appearances, to date. Several players have two appearances each.

Through the conclusion of this event, Burt Boutin has won more prize money at this year’s World Series than any other player ($853,163). This was his third time to cash after a 21st-place showing.

Men “the Master” Nguyen finished in 41st place. This marked his 56th lifetime cash at the WSOP. Only Phil Hellmuth has more in-the-money finishes (61).

2000 world poker champion Chris “Jesus” Fergusons finished 118th. This was his fourth time to cash at this World Series. He now has 49 lifetime cashes which ranks fifth all-time.

Eclectic New York City poker writer Paul McGuire (a.k.a. “Poker Pauly”) finished in 119th place.

All five $1,500 buy-in Hold’em tournaments at the 2007 WSOP have attracted mammoth fields. There were 2,778 entries registered in this event, which comes after previous fields of 2,998, 2,803, 2,628, and 2,541.