WSOP 2007 Event #41 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Results

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

Event #41
Seniors World Poker Championship
No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $1,000
Number of Entries: 1,882
Total Prize Money: $1,712,620
Date of Tournament: June 25-26, 2007

WSOP 2007 Event #41 Final Results

1.
Encino, CA
$348,423
2.
Boulder City, NV
$217,503
3.
Yorba Linda, CA
$142,147
4.
Ed Smith
Twentynine Palms, CA
$95,907
5.
Palm Harbor, FL
$65,080
6.
Chelsea, MI
$47,953
7.
Staten Island, NY
$35,965
8.
Danville, CA
$26,546
9.
Columbus, OH
$20,209
10.
 
$15,499
11.
La Porte, CO
$15,499
12.
Irving, TX
$15,499
13.
Whitefish, MT
$13,787
14.
San Diego, CA
$13,787
15.
Las Vegas, NV
$13,787
16.
Prescott, AZ
$12,074
17.
Las Vegas, NV
$12,074
18.
Las Vegas, NV
$12,074
19.
Oxford, CT
$10,361
20.
Martinez, CA
$10,361
21.
Kincaid, IL
$10,361
22.
Stow, OH
$10,361
23.
Las Vegas, NV
$10,361
24.
Bellflower, CA
$10,361
25.
Chicago, IL
$10,361
26.
West Hills, CA
$10,361
27.
Las Vegas, NV
$10,361
28.
Prudenville, MI
$8,820
29.
Las Vegas, NV
$8,820
30.
Cocoa, FL
$8,820
31.
Imani Heda
Layton, UT
$8,820
32.
Thailand
$8,820
33.
Milton, VT
$8,820
34.
Las Vegas, NV
$8,820
35.
Kenneth Piel
Livingston, TX
$8,820
36.
Birmingham, UK
$8,820
37.
Walnut Creek, CA
$7,450
38.
Lafayette, LA
$7,450
39.
Las Vegas, NV
$7,450
40.
Sioux Falls, SD
$7,450
41.
Las Vegas, NV
$7,450
42.
Chicago, IL
$7,450
43.
Missouri City, TX
$7,450
44.
Spring Grove, IL
$7,450
45.
San Jose, CA
$7,450
46.
Temple, TX
$6,251
47.
Palo Alto, CA
$6,251
48.
Stateline, NV
$6,251
49.
Redondo Beach, CA
$6,251
50.
Walnut Creek, CA
$6,251
51.
New Baltimore, MI
$6,251
52.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
$6,251
53.
Garland, TX
$6,251
54.
Fargo, ND
$6,251
55.
Moreno Valley, CA
$5,138
56.
Rockford, IL
$5,138
57.
Minneapolis, MN
$5,138
58.
Bullhead City, AZ
$5,138
59.
Redmond, OR
$5,138
60.
Dallas, TX
$5,138
61.
Gainesville, TX
$5,138
62.
Wilmington, DE
$5,138
63.
San Antonio, TX
$5,138
64.
Reno, NV
$4,282
65.
Hollywood Stm, MD
$4,282
66.
El Segundo, CA
$4,282
67.
Nixa, MO
$4,282
68.
Point Roberts, WA
$4,282
69.
Albuquerque, NM
$4,282
70.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
$4,282
71.
Santa Rosa, CA
$4,282
72.
Hillsborough, CA
$4,282
73.
Claremore, OK
$3,597
74.
Richmond, CA
$3,597
75.
Mission Viejo, CA
$3,597
76.
Albuquerque, NM
$3,597
77.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,597
78.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,597
79.
Hyattville, WY
$3,597
80.
Australia
$3,597
81.
Concrete, WA
$3,597
82.
Lawton, OK
$2,997
83.
Aptos, CA
$2,997
84.
Morrison, CO
$2,997
85.
Rosewll, GA
$2,997
86.
Colleyville, TX
$2,997
87.
Las Vegas, NV
$2,997
88.
Encinitas, CA
$2,997
89.
Santa Clarita, CA
$2,997
90.
Palm Beach, FL
$2,997
91.
Alamogordo, NM
$2,655
92.
Vancouver, WA
$2,655
93.
San Diego, CA
$2,655
94.
Tampa, FL
$2,655
95.
Monmouth Junction, NJ
$2,655
96.
Amarillo Slim” Preston
Amarillo, TX
$2,655
97.
UK
$2,655
98.
Henderson, NV
$2,655
99.
Tulsa, OK
$2,655
100.
Powell, OH
$2,398
101.
Las Vegas, NV
$2,398
102.
Beverly Hills, CA
$2,398
103.
Las Vegas, NV
$2,398
104.
Oxnard, CA
$2,398
105.
Las Vegas, NV
$2,398
106.
Westland, MI
$2,398
107.
Monument, CO
$2,398
108.
UK
$2,398
109.
Arthur, IL
$2,398
110.
Canada
$2,398
111.
Redondo Beach, CA
$2,398
112.
Springfield, OH
$2,398
113.
Henderson, NV
$2,398
114.
Hillsborough, CA
$2,398
115.
Palo Alto, CA
$2,398
116.
Santa Ana, CA
$2,398
117.
Mukwonago, WI
$2,398
118.
Thornton, CO
$2,398
119.
Julian, NC
$2,398
120.
Russellville, MO
$2,398
121.
Oklahoma City, OK
$2,398
122.
 
$2,398
123.
Alamagordo, NM
$2,398
124.
Wallingford, PA
$2,398
125.
Bay Harbor Island, FL
$2,398
126.
Ridgewood, NY
$2,398
127.
Silverton, OR
$2,226
128.
Santa Clara, CA
$2,226
129.
Maple Grove, MN
$2,226
130.
Leonard St. Germain
Southwest Ranches, FL
$2,226
131.
Akio Ishii
Japan
$2,226
132.
Pagosa Springs, CO
$2,226
133.
Las Vegas, NV
$2,226
134.
Lodi, WI
$2,226
135.
Malibu, CA
$2,226
136.
Houston, TX
$2,226
137.
H. Beach, CA
$2,226
138.
Delray Beach, FL
$2,226
139.
Pewaukee, WI
$2,226
140.
Torrance, CA
$2,226
141.
Fort Meyer, FL
$2,226
142.
St. Anthony, MN
$2,226
143.
Roslyn, NY
$2,226
144.
Celina, TX
$2,226
145.
Carbonneau, NL
$2,226
146.
San Antonio, TX
$2,226
147.
Scottsdale, AZ
$2,226
148.
Kihei, HI
$2,226
149.
New York, NY
$2,226
150.
Virginia Beach, VA
$2,226
151.
Burnet, TX
$2,226
152.
La Porte, TX
$2,226
153.
Fort Worth, TX
$2,226
 

Tournament Notes:

The winner of the 2007 Seniors Poker World Championship was Ernest Bennett. He is a 55-year-old former business owner from Encino, CA. This was his first WSOP victory.

Bennett was born in Canada. He moved to the U.S. at a young age. Bennett attended college and earned a B.S. in civil engineering. He owned a successful chain of dry cleaners and recently sold off his businesses. 

Bennett started playing seriously about five years ago. He learned the game mostly through playing with friends. He has a very impressive string of cashes in recent years. In fact, Bennett has cashed over 30 times in tournaments since 2004. However, he has yet to win a major tournament.

Bennett arrived at the final table with a significant chip advantage. It took him just over five hours to achieve victory. This was Bennett’s first time ever to cash at the WSOP. First place paid $348,423.

“Aggressive poker – that’s the only way I know how to play,” Bennett said in a post-tournament interview. “I’m always raising. Sometimes I have to try and slow it down, but I think the aggressive style works for me.”

Leon Lewis was the 6th-place finisher. Lewis was once a nationally-ranked pistol shooter and former police officer.  

This event was won by a woman last year – the first such occasion. Clare Miller became the first lady to win the seniors event in history. Women players did not fare as well this year. The highest woman finisher in this tournament was Jeanne David of Las Vegas (18th).

The age requirement to play in the Seniors World Poker Championship was 50 years or higher. Player ages at the final table ranged from 51 (youngest) to 71 (oldest).

This was the largest seniors poker event of all time. The 1,882 entries destroyed the previous record that was set last year (1,184) by more than 30 percent.  

Former WSOP gold bracelet winner and poker writer/author Vince Burgio finished in 26th place.

1991 world poker champion Brad Daugherty finished in 29th place.

1983 world poker champion Tom McEvoy finished in 34th place.

Two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Howard “Tahoe” Andrew finished in 50th place. This is Tahoe’s 34th consecutive year to play at the WSOP, which is the all-time record.

Gambling author and psychologist Arthur Reber (The New Gambler’s Bible) formally an academic at Brooklyn College took 68th place.

Poker legend “Amarillo Slim” Preston, the 1972 world poker champion cashed for the first time in five years at the WSOP. The poker icon finished in 96th place and was given a nice ovation from the crowd.

Former WSOP gold bracelet winner and mystic Phil “Doc” Earle, from Newfoundland, Canada cashed in 145th place.