WSOP 2007 Event #3 Final Results

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

Event #3
No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $1,500
Number of Entries: 2,998
Total Prize Money: $4,497,000
Date of Tournament: June 2-4, 2007

WSOP 2007 Event #3 Final Results

1.
Seattle, WA
$727,012
2.
Mt. Shasta, CA
$450,150
3.
Las Vegas, NV
$282,367
4.
Whittier, CA
$184,152
5.
Scottsdale, AZ
$128,907
6.
Stuttgart, Germany
$94,122
7.
Dallas, TX
$73,661
8.
Los Angeles, CA
$55,246
9.
Matt Vengrin
Red Hook, NY
$43,378
10.
Beaver Dam, WI
$36,012
11.
Columbia
$36,012
12.
Glendale, CA
$36,012
13.
Greenville, TX
$31,920
14.
Tulsa, OK
$31,920
15.
Chino, CA
$31,920
16.
Coral Springs, FL
$27,827
17.
Highland Heights, OH
$27,827
18.
Zephyr Cove, NV
$27,827
19.
Bronx, NY
$23,735
20.
Las Vegas, NV
$23,735
21.
Hialeah, FL
$23,735
22.
Littleton, CO
$23,735
23.
Buffalo, NY
$23,735
24.
Scottsdale, AZ
$23,735
25.
Orlando, FL
$23,735
26.
Chula Vista, CA
$23,735
27.
Centennial, CO
$23,735
28.
Alliance, OH
$20,052
29.
Las Vegas, NV
$20,052
30.
Gonzales, CA
$20,052
31.
Tempe, AZ
$20,052
32.
San Francisco, CA
$20,052
33.
San Mateo, CA
$20,052
34.
Vista, CA
$20,052
35.
Phoenix, AZ
$20,052
36.
Lynn, MA
$20,052
37.
Toronto, ON
$16,778
38.
El Dorado, CA
$16,778
39.
Mobile, AL
$16,778
40.
Glen Carbon, IL
$16,778
41.
Waukee, IA
$16,778
42.
El Monte, CA
$16,778
43.
Jose Padilla
Long Beach, CA
$16,778
44.
Windsor, ON
$16,778
45.
Portland, OR
$16,778
46.
Bristol, RI
$13,914
47.
Sebastopol, CA
$13,914
48.
Jean-Pierre Angelil
Quebec, Canada
$13,914
49.
Rapid City, SD
$13,914
50.
Chicago, IL
$13,914
51.
Chandler, AZ
$13,914
52.
Vancouver, BC
$13,914
53.
Marcus Naalden
Netherlands
$13,914
54.
Santa Barbara, CA
$13,914
55.
Las Vegas, NV
$11,458
56.
Rock Island, IL
$11,458
57.
Gilroy, CA
$11,458
58.
Spanishburg, WV
$11,458
59.
Gilbert, AZ
$11,458
60.
Kingsland, TX
$11,458
61.
Thiensville, WI
$11,458
62.
Spring Field, Il
$11,458
63.
Miami, FL
$11,458
64.
Cerritos, CA
$9,412
65.
Atlanta, GA
$9,412
66.
UT
$9,412
67.
Kent,WA
$9,412
68.
Northridge, CA
$9,412
69.
Roseville
$9,412
70.
Las Vegas, NV
$9,412
71.
Traverse City, MI
$9,412
72.
Fort Myers, FL
$9,412
73.
Christopher Bonita
Winthrop, MA
$7,775
74.
Sacramento, CA
$7,775
75.
Las Vegas, NV
$7,775
76.
Boca Roton, FL
$7,775
77.
Las Vegas, NV
$7,775
78.
Palm Desert, CA
$7,775
79.
San Jose, CA
$7,775
80.
Houston, TX
$7,775
81.
Royal Oak, MI
$7,775
82.
Pensacola, FL
$6,548
83.
Chicaso, IL
$6,548
84.
England
$6,548
85.
Grand Prairie, TX
$6,548
86.
The Woodlands, TX
$6,548
87.
Van Nuys, CA
$6,548
88.
Toronto, ON
$6,548
89.
Las Vegas, NV
$6,548
90.
Columbus, OH
$6,548
91.
Waterford, NY
$5,729
92.
Longmont, CO
$5,729
93.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,729
94.
Tucson, AZ
$5,729
95.
NC
$5,729
96.
West Richland, WA
$5,729
97.
Arcadia, CA
$5,729
98.
Novato, CA
$5,729
99.
CA
$5,729
100.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,115
101.
Phoenix, AZ
$5,115
102.
Northridge, CA
$5,115
103.
NA
NA
$5,115
104.
Los Angeles, CA
$5,115
105.
Franco Brunett
Hollybood, CA
$5,115
106.
Young Van Phan
Garden Grove, CA
$5,115
107.
London, England
$5,115
108.
Allen, TX
$5,115
109.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,115
110.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,115
111.
Rossford, OH
$5,115
112.
Curl Curl, New South Wales
$5,115
113.
Lakeforest, CA
$5,115
114.
Vancover, BC
$5,115
115.
Agura Hills. CA
$5,115
116.
Stanton, CA
$5,115
117.
St. George, UT
$5,115
118.
Arlington, TX
$5,115
119.
Alpine, CA
$5,115
120.
Wadsworth,CA
$5,115
121.
New Orleans, LA
$5,115
122.
Ivins, UT
$5,115
123.
Baltimore, MA
$5,115
124.
Los Angeles, CA
$5,115
125.
NY
$5,115
126.
Lansing, MI
$5,115
127.
Wai Kei Liy
England
$4,706
128.
Bowmanville,ON, Canada
$4,706
129.
Mars, PA
$4,706
130.
Brighton, CO
$4,706
131.
Raleigh, NC
$4,706
132.
Troy, NY
$4,706
133.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
$4,706
134.
Gillette, WY
$4,706
135.
Tempe, AZ
$4,706
136.
North Las Vegas, NV
$4,706
137.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,706
138.
Pueblo, CO
$4,706
139.
Phoenix, AZ
$4,706
140.
Corona, CA
$4,706
141.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,706
142.
Oregon, WI
$4,706
143.
Broomville, CO
$4,706
144.
Oakville, ON, Canada
$4,706
145.
Mount Vernon, WA
$4,706
146.
Moss Point, MS
$4,706
147.
Beverly Hills, CA
$4,706
148.
Littleton, CO
$4,706
149.
Lake Worth, FL
$4,706
150.
Renton, WA
$4,706
151.
Arvada, CO
$4,706
152.
James Holland
Fayetteville, NC
$4,706
153.
Naperville, IL
$4,706
154.
Los Angeles, CA
$4,706
155.
New Orleans, LA
$4,706
156.
Phoenix, AZ
$4,706
157.
Visalia, CA
$4,706
158.
Miller, MO
$4,706
159.
Basking Ridge, NJ
$4,706
160.
Costa Rica
$4,706
161.
Sherman Oaks, CA
$4,706
162.
Woodinville, WA
$4,706
163.
Des Moines, IA
$4,297
164.
Maple Grove, MN
$4,297
165.
Ewa Beach, HI
$4,297
166.
Londonderry, NH
$4,297
167.
San Francisco, CA
$4,297
168.
Lafayette, LA
$4,297
169.
Lisle, IL
$4,297
170.
Chicago, IL
$4,297
171.
Calabasas, CA
$4,297
172.
Watsonville, CA
$4,297
173.
Liverpool, NY
$4,297
174.
Gainesville, FL
$4,297
175.
Omaha, NE
$4,297
176.
Henderson, NV
$4,297
177.
Marina Del Rey, CA
$4,297
178.
Anaheim, CA
$4,297
179.
Scottsdale, AZ
$4,297
180.
Edmonds, WA
$4,297
181.
Broomfield, CO
$4,297
182.
Nottingham, England
$4,297
183.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,297
184.
Daytona Beach, FL
$4,297
185.
Denver, CO
$4,297
186.
Lake Forest, CA
$4,297
187.
Matthew Lefkowitz
Carmel Valley, CA
$4,297
188.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,297
189.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,297
190.
San Mateo, CA
$4,297
191.
Green River, WY
$4,297
192.
Westland Hills, CA
$4,297
193.
Phoenix, AZ
$4,297
194.
San Diego, CA
$4,297
195.
Huntington Beach, CA
$4,297
196.
Westerville, OH
$4,297
197.
Tyler, TX
$4,297
198.
Patrick O'Malley
Claremont, CA
$4,297
199.
Los Angeles, CA
$3,888
200.
Minh Nguyen
CA
$3,888
201.
IL
$3,888
202.
CO
$3,888
203.
CA
$3,888
204.
Robert Macatangay
CA
$3,888
205.
MI
$3,888
206.
CA
$3,888
207.
PA
$3,888
208.
WI
$3,888
209.
FL
$3,888
210.
CO
$3,888
211.
CA
$3,888
212.
TX
$3,888
213.
TX
$3,888
214.
Neil Obrien
MO
$3,888
215.
CA
$3,888
216.
NJ
$3,888
217.
WA
$3,888
218.
Australia
$3,888
219.
Ken McMahan
CA
$3,888
220.
CA
$3,888
221.
CA
$3,888
222.
WA
$3,888
223.
NV
$3,888
224.
FL
$3,888
225.
IL
$3,888
226.
KS
$3,888
227.
CA
$3,888
228.
CO
$3,888
229.
TX
$3,888
230.
CA
$3,888
231.
Matt Davis
CA
$3,888
232.
NY
$3,888
233.
GA
$3,888
234.
OH
$3,888
235.
Brooklyn, NY
$3,478
236.
Dorothy Von Sachsen
NA
$3,478
237.
IL
$3,478
238.
CA
$3,478
239.
IL
$3,478
240.
K.U. Davis
Plano, TX
$3,478
241.
Ernest Shephard
Uzella, GA
$3,478
242.
CA
$3,478
243.
OK
$3,478
244.
GA
$3,478
245.
IL
$3,478
246.
Eden Prarie, MN
$3,478
247.
Long Grove, IL
$3,478
248.
Finland
$3,478
249.
Houston, TX
$3,478
250.
Steilacoom, WA
$3,478
251.
Fort Worth, TX
$3,478
252.
Salado, TX
$3,478
253.
Granger, IN
$3,478
254.
Raleigh, NC
$3,478
255.
Richland, WA
$3,478
256.
Gilbert, AZ
$3,478
257.
Elmhurst, IL
$3,478
258.
Woodbury, NY
$3,478
259.
Corona, CA
$3,478
260.
Beverly Hills, CA
$3,478
261.
Calgary, Canada
$3,478
262.
Arkansas
$3,478
263.
Salt Lake City, Utah
$3,478
264.
James Christopher
Castleton, NY
$3,478
265.
Pittsburgh, PA
$3,478
266.
Camas, WA
$3,478
267.
Visalla, CA
$3,478
268.
NA
$3,478
269.
Lexington, NC
$3,478
270.
England
$3,478

Tournament Notes:

Event #3 is the largest non-WSOP main event poker tournament in history. The previous record was Event #17 at the 2006 World Series of Poker. That event attracted 2,891 entries. This year’s first $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold championship destroyed the previous record by 107 players. There were approximately 2600 entries and 400 alternates, for a combined field of 2,998 players. This ranks as the third-largest poker tournament of all-time, behind the 2005 and 2006 championship (main) events.

The winner was Ciaran O’Leary. The new champ is originally from Ireland. He now lives in Seattle, WA. O’Leary has played at the WSOP during six of the last ten years. However this was his first time ever to cash. What a huge payout it turned out to be -- $727,012 for first place.

Ciaran O’Leary’s first name is pronounced KIR-AHN. His nickname is “Big C.”

O’Leary was all-in at the final table five times. He survived each confrontation.

A full house of spectators packed into the Rio poker arena and was treated to an exciting show. O’Leary was clearly the crowd favorite. Each time he was all-in, he got up and walked away from the table. Several times he left the arena entirely and walked into the busy tournament area, with television cameras rolling to capture every step. It was obvious this was O’Leary’s way to relieve tension. The strategy worked.

Ireland has produced several WSOP gold bracelet winners – most notably the 1999 main event champion, Noel Furlong. With this victory, O’Leary is now the second-highest WSOP winner who is originally from Ireland.

At the start of the final table, all eyes were on Alex Jacob. He arrived with a monstrous chip lead – with over 3,000,000 in chips while the average stack was about 800,000. He ended up busting out in third place. Jacob cashed four times at last year’s WSOP and made two final table appearances.

The runner up was Paul Evans from Mt. Shasta, CA. This was his second time to take second place in a WSOP event. He also finished second at the final table back in 2000.

2003 WSOP champion Chris Moneymaker cashed in this event. He finished in the 233rd spot.

This was ESPN’s second WSOP broadcast of 2007. The ESPN telecast is expected to air some time after July 10, 2007.

by Nolan Dalla