WSOP 2007 Event #9 Final Results

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

Event #9
Omaha High-Low
Buy-In: $1,500
Number of Entries: 690
Total Prize Money: $941,850
Date of Tournament: June 5-7, 2007                    

WSOP 2007 Event #9 Final Results: 

1.
Alex Kravchenko
Moscow, Russia
$228,446
2.
Henderson, NV
$140,336
3.
Fairborn, OH
$92,301
4.
J.R. Reiss
Omaha, NE
$60,749
5.
Milwaukee, WI
$43,796
6.
Rowland Heights, CA
$33,907
7.
Norman, OK
$25,430
8.
Jeff Calkins
New York, NY
$18,837
9.
Watford, UK
$13,657
10.
Tracy, CA
$9,089
11.
Douglasville, PA
$9,089
12.
Alhambra, CA
$9,089
13.
Chandler, AZ
$8,147
14.
Fairfax Station, VA
$8,147
15.
Scottsdale, AZ
$8,147
16.
Philadelphia, PA
$7,205
17.
Los Angeles, CA
$7,205
18.
Durham, NC
$7,205
19.
Yardley, PA
$6,263
20.
Las Vegas, NV
$6,263
21.
Richmond, BC
$6,263
22.
San Diego, CA
$6,263
23.
Lake Elsinore, CA
$6,263
24.
Chicago, IL
$6,263
25.
Yardley, PA
$6,263
26.
Robertus Hollink
Groningen, Netherlands
$6,263
27.
 
$6,263
28.
Daytona Beach, FL
$5,369
29.
San Francisco, CA
$5,369
30.
Culver City, CA
$5,369
31.
San Jose, CA
$5,369
32.
UK
$5,369
33.
Long Beach, CA
$5,369
34.
Brea, CA
$5,369
35.
Aventura, FL
$5,369
36.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
$5,369
37.
Potomac, MD
$4,615
38.
Wilmington, NC
$4,615
39.
Mike Pollowitz
Shoreline, WA
$4,615
40.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
$4,615
41.
Daytona Beach, FL
$4,615
42.
Aspen, CO
$4,615
43.
Commerce, CA
$4,615
44.
Mike Keiner
Braunfels, Germany
$4,615
45.
East Greenwich, RI
$4,615
46.
Whitby, ON
$3,956
47.
Dublin, CA
$3,956
48.
El Segundo, CA
$3,956
49.
Plantation, FL
$3,956
50.
Ronald Dewolfe
London, UK
$3,956
51.
Cherry Hill, NJ
$3,956
52.
St Paul, MN
$3,956
53.
Moscow
$3,956
54.
Bakersfield, CA
$3,956
55.
Joe Bolnick
Los Angeles, CA
$3,249
56.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,249
57.
Los Angeles, CA
$3,249
58.
Las Vegas, NV
$3,249
59.
Glendale, CA
$3,249
60.
Fort Atkinson, WV
$3,249
61.
Westminster, CA
$3,249
62.
Scottsdale, AZ
$3,249
63.
Falling Waters, WV
$3,249
 

Tournament Notes:

The winner was Alex Kravchenko, from Moscow, Russia. He is a 36-year-old businessman originally from Archangel, USSR. He has been playing poker for about eight years.

Kravchenko is the first Russian citizen in history to win a WSOP gold bracelet. Russian immigrants have won previously at the WSOP, including Ralph Perry last year. But Kravchenko’s victory is clearly a milestone.

Through Event #9, this year’s WSOP has crowned champions born in four different countries -- Russia, South Korea, Ireland, and the United States.

Kravechenko has an impressive history of tournament wins in Europe. He won the Austrian Masters Pot-Limit Championship in 2001. He also won the Russian Pot-Limit Championship that same year. His most recent win before this was a Limit Hold’em title at the Helsinki Frezeout in 2002. 

This was Kravchenko’s third time to cash at the WSOP (twice last year). He won $228,446 for first place.

This was the largest Omaha High-Low turnout in WSOP history. The event attracted 690 entrants. The previous best was 670 for last year’s OHL8. However, the 2006 event had a larger total prize pool since the buy-in was $2,000 instead of $1,500.

Former WSOP gold bracelet winner Dr. Max Stern cashed in 56th place. He now has 24 lifetime cashes and over $750,000 in WSOP tournament winnings.