WSOP 2007 Event #44 $2,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Final Results

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

Event #44
Limit Omaha High-Low (Eight-or-Better)
Buy-In:  $2,000
Number of Entries:  534 
Total Prize Money:  $971,880
Date of Tournament:  June 27-29, 2007


Final Results

1. Frankie Odell Denver, CO $240,057
2. Thang Luu Las Vegas, NV $147,726
3. Martin Corpuz Jr. Mountain View, CA $97,188
4. Marcel Luske Netherlands $64,630
5. Marvin Joe Ryan Flagstaff, AZ $47,136
6. Jess Robinson Dallas, TX $36,931
7. Ming Lee Natick, MA $27,699
8. Stuart Paterson Boca Raton, FL $20,409
9. Mitch Maples  Sugar Land, TX $14,578
10. John Juanda Marina Del Rey, CA $9,719
11. Mark Tenner Henderson, NV $9,719
12. Matt Lefkowitz Carmel Valley, CA $9,719
13. Paul Fisher El Paso, TX $8,747
14. Tony Cousineau Daytona Beach, FL $8,747
15. Richard Naiman Agoura Hills, CA $8,747
16. Dan Mowzcan Sterling Heights, MI $7,775
17. Ernest Grant Bella Vista, AR $7,775
18. Ernest Scherer Dublin, CA $7,775
19. Robert Whitman Dubuque, IA $6,803
20. Vernon Clark Modesto, CA $6,803
21. Charles Flicker Montreal, QC $6,803
22. Daniel Adelson Sherman Oaks, CA $6,803
23. Xiaowei Zuo Cerritos, CA $6,803
24. Blair Rodman Las Vegas, NV $6,803
25. Joseph Mitchell Eugene, OR $6,803
26. Benjamin Zamani Boca Raton, FL $6,803
27. Eric Goodson Phoenix, AZ $6,803
28. Stephen Ladowsky Toronto, ON $5,831
29. Walt Williams Martinez, GA $5,831
30. Gary Do  Englewood, CO $5,831
31. Raymond Miller Henderson, NV $5,831
32. Trai Dang Whittier, CA $5,831
33. Andrew Karon Duluth, MN $5,831
34. Jang Lee New York, NY $5,831
35. Peter Brownstein Scottsdale, AZ $5,831
36. Steve Choi Inglewood, CA $5,831
37. Kathleen Liebert Las Vegas, NV $4,957
38. Elena Vega Daly City, CA $4,957
39. Douglas Carli Alliance, OH $4,957
40. Tim Seidensticker Miami, FL $4,957
41. Jose Padilla Lake Elsinore, CA $4,957
42. K.U. Davis McKinney, TX $4,957
43. Todd Brunson Las Vegas, NV $4,957
44. David Reno Clio, MI $4,957
45. Kevin Fox Phoenix, AZ $4,957
46. Young Phan Garden Grove, CA $4,276
47. Brahmi Charles Ventnor, NJ $4,276
48. Jose Razocabrera Bakersfield, CA $4,276
49. Mitchell Levine Hoboken, NJ $4,276
50. John Kim Las Vegas, NV $4,276
51. Howard Diamond Chicago, IL $4,276
52. Bradley Peeples Coffeeville, MS $4,276
53. Michel Abecassis Paris, France $4,276
54. Cat Antoniuk Gig Harbor, WA $4,276

Tournament Notes:
-- The winner of the $2,000 buy-in Limit Omaha High-Low championship was Frank O’Dell.  He is a 35-year-old professional poker player originally from Denver, CO.  He now lives in Long Beach, CA.  This was his second victory at the World Series of Poker. 
 
-- O’Dell won the WSOP Omaha High-Low championship in 2003.  He is one of only a few players to hold multiple WSOP titles in Omaha High-Low. 
-- O’Dell has been playing tournament poker for about ten years.  He has amassed over $1.4 million in tournament winnings.
-- Inside the poker room, O’Dell routinely wears athletic jerseys from his favorite sports team, the Denver Broncos. 
-- “I just want to relax,” O’Dell said afterward when asked what he plans to do with nearly a quarter-million dollars in prize money.  “To me a win is more important than money or anything else.  It’s a great experience.”
-- The tournament attracted 534 entries, one of the largest Omaha High-Low turnouts in WSOP history.  O’Dell arrived third in chips at the final table, and vanquished his eight rivals at one of the fastest finales of this year’s World Series, clocking in at slightly over three hours.  First place paid $240,057.
-- Marcel “The Flying Dutchman” Luske finished in fourth place.  Luske, one of Europe’s most popular poker ambassadors came up short yet again in his quest to win his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet.
-- Marvin Ryan, from Flagstaff, AZ finished in 5th place.  Ryan is a decorated Vietnam veteran.  He said he plans to spend some of his prize money from this tournament on optometry school tuition for his daughter.
-- Ming Lee, from Natick, MA was the seventh-place finisher.  Lee was one of the early pioneers among online poker players (no money was exchanged at the time) for having learned the game through the Internet in the early 1990s using a format called “IRC.”
-- Mitch Maples, from Sugar Land, TX came in ninth.  Maples finished 606th in the 2006 championship event, out of 8,773 players.
-- John Juanda was the 10th-place finisher.  This was his 37th time to cash at the WSOP, which ranks 16th on the all-time list.
-- Former WSOP gold bracelet winner Kathy Liebert took 37th place.
-- Last year’s WSOP event winner Todd Brunson finished in 43rd place.
-- Through the conclusion of 44 events at the 2007 WSOP, Michael Binger continues to lead all tournament players with six cashes.  However, he has not cashed in the last week, which means the record of “most cashes in a year” is less likely to be challenged.  The current record is eight cashes accomplished by two players last year – Humberto Brenes and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
-- Through the conclusion of 44 events at the 2007 WSOP, five players have 5 cashes each – Fred Goldberg, Thor Hansen, Eric Lynch, Joe Sebok, and Gene Todd.  Many players have four cashes.
-- Humberto Brenes and Thor Hansen share the lead for most final table appearances at this year’s WSOP, with three each.

-- by Nolan Dalla