WSOP 2007 Event #6 Final Results

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

Event #6
Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $1,500
Number of Entries: 910
Total Prize Money: $1,365,000
Date of Tournament: June 4-6, 2007

WSOP 2007 Event #6 Final Results

1.
Pearl River, NY
$280,715
2.
Las Vegas, NV
$177,627
3.
Los Angeles, CA
$114,278
4.
Houston, TX
$75,771
5.
Los Angeles, CA
$53,412
6.
James Holland
Fayetteville, NC
$40,991
7.
Bolton, England
$30,433
8.
Peter O'Donnell
Las Vegas, NV
$22,359
9.
Las Vegas, NV
$16,148
10.
CA
$11,552
11.
Cypress, TX
$11,552
12.
Northborough, MA
$11,552
13.
Las Vegas, NV
$10,310
14.
John Parker
Silver Springs, MD
$10,310
15.
Brick, NJ
$10,310
16.
Loma Linda, CA
$9,068
17.
Las Vegas, NV
$9,068
18.
San Clemente, CA
$9,068
19.
Igram Hassan
Sparks, NV
$7,826
20.
Gilbert, AZ
$7,826
21.
Livonia, AZ
$7,826
22.
Birmingham, MI
$7,826
23.
Radnor, PA
$7,826
24.
Tolland, CT
$7,826
25.
Santa Maria, CA
$7,826
26.
Louisville, OH
$7,826
27.
 
$7,826
28.
Anaheim, CA
$6,708
29.
Rancho Cucamonga
$6,708
30.
Lillington, NC
$6,708
31.
Fort Orange, FL
$6,708
32.
Las Vegas, NV
$6,708
33.
Los Angeles, CA
$6,708
34.
Walnut Creek, CA
$6,708
35.
Roseville, MN
$6,708
36.
Mark Jones
Manhattan Beach, CA
$6,708
37.
Duluth, GA
$5,714
38.
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
$5,714
39.
Scottsdale, AZ
$5,714
40.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,714
41.
Needles, CA
$5,714
42.
Lynnwood, WA
$5,714
43.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,714
44.
Apple Valley, CA
$5,714
45.
John Robertson
Las Vegas, NV
$5,714
46.
Coral Springs, FL
$4,844
47.
Appomattox, CA
$4,844
48.
Bridgewater, NJ
$4,844
49.
Paterson, NJ
$4,844
50.
Warrenton, VA
$4,844
51.
Henderson, NV
$4,844
52.
La Mirada, CA
$4,844
53.
Del Aire, CA
$4,844
54.
Hanover, MA
$4,844
55.
Dayton, OH
$3,975
56.
Gardena, CA
$3,975
57.
Canyon Lake, Ca
$3,975
58.
Fort Worth, TX
$3,975
59.
Rowland Heights, CA
$3,975
60.
Nashville, TN
$3,975
61.
Honolulu, HI
$3,975
62.
Canmore, AB
$3,975
63.
Martinez, CA
$3,975
64.
Phoenix, AZ
$3,292
65.
Huntington Beach, CA
$3,292
66.
Studio City, CA
$3,292
67.
West Newton, MA
$3,292
68.
Roseville, MI
$3,292
69.
Sand City, CA
$3,292
70.
Vancouver, BC
$3,292
71.
Minh Nguyen
Westminster, CA
$3,292
72.
Westminster, CO
$3,292
73.
Westminster, CA
$2,795
74.
St. Petersburg, FL
$2,795
75.
Burlingame, CA
$2,795
76.
Las Vegas, NV
$2,795
77.
Phoenix, AZ
$2,795
78.
Parkland, FL
$2,795
79.
Henderson, NV
$2,795
80.
Castro Valley, CA
$2,795
81.
Henderson, NV
$2,795
82.
El Segundo, CA
$2,360
83.
Bradley Peeples
Coffeeville, MS
$2,360
84.
Waterboro, ME
$2,360
85.
Torrance, CA
$2,360
86.
Tom Werthmann II
Bloomfield Hills, MI
$2,360
87.
Roswell, NM
$2,360
88.
Newton, MA
$2,360
89.
Newcastle, WA
$2,360
90.
Michael O'Malley
Upland, CA
$2,360
 

Tournament Notes:

The winner was Gary Styczynski from Pearl River, New York. He is 42-years-old and is a part-time consultant and poker player. He is married and has two children. 

Styczynski arrived at the final table with the dominant stack. He had nearly half of the total chips in play when eight-handed play began. It took him about four hours to win this final battle and take home his first WSOP gold bracelet. 

The new poker champ has never cashed previously at the WSOP. However, he did cash three times at a recent poker tournament held at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.

Event #6 marked the debut of the nearly-live simulcast on the official WSOP website – www.worldseriesofpoker.com. For the first time in history, the entire final table was broadcast with hole cards seen by the home audience. Expert commentary was provided by poker pro Brian Wilson (who won a WSOP gold bracelet in 2005) and ESPN’s Howard David (who is normally the radio voice of Monday Night Football).

The WSOP has certainly entered the high-tech age. For the first time ever, all of the final table competitors were sequestered behind a large tent. There was no live audience – again another WSOP first. All spectators were in cyberspace watching over the Internet. Given the wide reach of the Internet and popularity of the official WSOP website, this final table is – at least for the moment – the most widely watched “live” poker tournament ever.

Some things cannot be made up. The seventh-place finisher was a man who won $14 million in the Canadian Lottery. His name is Michael Banks

Noted poker author and theorist David Sklansky finished 13th in this event. Sklansky, the author of numerous books and generally regarded as the supreme poker and gaming intellect in the business, owns three WSOP gold bracelets (technically, he owns two WSOP gold watches, which was the top prize at the 1982 WSOP instead of bracelets). This event was his best WSOP finish in six years (he finished fifth in an event back in 2001).

James Graham finished in fifth-place. He won a WSOP gold bracelet last year.

The eighth-place finisher was Pete O’Donnell. He quit his job to play poker for a living and moved to Las Vegas just two weeks ago. His new career is off to a good tart, to the tune of $22,359 in prize money.