WSOP 2007 Event #4 (End of Day 2)

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

Event #4
Pot-Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $1,500
Number of Entries: 781
Total Prize Money: $1,066,065
Date of Tournament: June 3-6, 2007                    

WSOP 2007 Event #4 End of Day Two Results:

The Final Table:

Seat
Name
Hometown
Chip Count
1
Olatta, KS
91,000
2
Clarksburg, MD
332,000
3
Randolph, NJ
140,000
4
Michael Spegal
St Marys, GA
241,000
5
Las Vegas, NV
277,000
6
Dr. Bruce Van Horn
Ada, OK
315,000
7
Jon "Pokertrip" Friedberg
Las Vegas, NV
204,000
8
Santa Fe, NM
286,000
9
Las Vegas, NV
480,000
 

In the Money Finishers:

 
Place
 Name
Hometown 
Prize Money
1.
   
$252,290
2.
 
 
$155,645
3.
 
 
$101,276
4.
 
 
$67,162
5.
 
 
$47,973
6.
 
 
$36,779
7.
 
 
$27,718
8.
 
 
$20,255
9.
 
 
$14,925
10.
Jersey City, NJ
$10,115
11.
Raleigh, NC
$10,115
12.
Tony Basile
Toronto, ON
$10,115
13.
Springfield, IL
$9,050
14.
Fairfield, CT
$9,050
15.
Jamestown, NY
$9,050
16.
Javad Navran
CA
$7,985
17.
Steve Mills
UK
$7,985
18.
Canton, MI
$7,985
19.
Biloxi, MS
$6,921
20.
Josh Patterson
Simpsonville, SC
$6,921
21.
Jean Bellande
Las Vegas, NV
$6,921
22.
Cambridge, England
$6,921
23.
Rugby,ND
$6,921
24.
Frank Margolis
Thousand Oaks, CA
$6,921
25.
Ravenstein, Germany
$6,921
26.
Brooklyn, NY
$6,921
27.
Jameson Hughes
Lakeland, FL
$6,921
28.
Robert Thies
Debary, FL
$5,962
29.
Denver, CO
$5,962
30.
Bart Wetsteijn
Middelburg, Netherlands
$5,962
31.
Troy, TX
$5,962
32.
Houston, TX
$5,962
33.
NA
NA
 
34.
Seattle, WA
$5,962
35.
Orange County, CA
$5,962
36.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,962
37.
Matthew Shepsky
Illinois
$5,962
38.
New Zealand
$5,111
39.
CA
$5,111
40.
Chicago, IL
$5,111
41.
Gilbert Salas
NA
$5,111
42.
Jacksonville, FL
$5,111
43.
Mark Smith
Georgetown, KY
$5,111
44.
NA
NA
$5,111
45.
Las Vegas, NV
$5,111
46.
Austin, TX
$4,365
47.
Deerfield, IL
$4,365
48.
Archibald Van Horn
Ada, OR
$4,365
49.
Aurora, CO
$4,365
50.
Colin Shattock
UK
$4,365
51.
Brays Landing, PA
$4,635
52.
Homer Glen, IL
$4,365
53.
Santa Barbara, CA
$4,365
54.
Las Vegas, NV
$4,365
55.
David Hipperson
St. Louis, MO
$3,567
56.
Jan Christoph Von Halle
Hamburg, Germany
$3,567
57.
Winter Garden, FL
$3,567
58.
Rock Island, IL
$3,567
59.
Joseph Lazaro
Carson City, NV
$3,567
60.
Glendale, AZ
$3,567
61.
San Francisco, CA
$3,567
62.
Hamburg, Germany
$3,567
63.
Sodertalje, Sweden
$3,567
64.
Las Vegas, NV
$2,981
65.
Nicholas Rosenberger
Orlando, FL
$2,981
66.
Lee Kun
Oakton, VA
$2,981
67.
Minneapolis, MS
$2,981
68.
Derek Tomimoto
Redondo Beach, CA
$2,981
69.
Jonathan Snyder
Mt. Juliet, TN
$2,981
70.
Arlington Heights, IL
$2,981
71.
UK
$2,981
72.
Arias Jorge
Venezuela
$2,981

Tournament Notes:

This promises to be one of most interesting final tables of the WSOP thus far. Chip leader Gavin Smith is shooting for his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet after three phenomenal years on the poker tournament circuit. He is expected to attract a large and rowdy crowd.

While each finalist has an interesting story, a few players stand out: Dr. Bruce Van Horn is making his sixth WSOP final table appearance (lifetime). He was most famous for being the runner-up in the 1996 main event to Huck Seed.  He won $585,000 that year.

Jon Freiberg is going for gold bracelet number two. He won over half a million for his win at last year’s World Series

Should either Van Horn or Freiberg win, they would join one of poker’s most prestigious clubs. A victory gives either player over a million-dollars in lifetime earnings at the WSOP,

Finalist Marco Traniello has the somewhat shadowy status of being married to one of the best poker players in the world, wife Jennifer Harman. However, it is Traniello who has outperformed just about everyone at WSOP over the past two years. Traniello cashed a whopping seven times at the 2005 World Series. He cashed four times in 2006. Now with a guaranteed cash in this event, Traniello has a combined total of 12 WSOP cashes dating back to the start of the 2005 WSOP. No other poker player has more.

by Nolan Dalla