2007 Harrah's Rincon San Diego WSOP Circuit Event

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2007 Harrah's Rincon San Diego WSOP Circuit Event

January 29 - February 7, 2007
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel-Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, Iowa


January 29
Event #1 -- No Limit Hold'Em

The first event had 531 entries sign up with the $300 entry fee to play No Limit Hold'Em. Tournament prize pool reached $154,521 with money going to the top 54 players.

  1. Rafal Boduch -- $44,805
  2. Lee Gardner -- $23,639
  3. Khanh Nguyen -- $12,362
  4. William Wagner -- $10,816
  5. Fred Walker -- $9,271
  6. Randy Stephenson -- $7,726
  7. Kristopher Meek -- $6,181
  8. Larry Christensen -- $4,636
  9. Cesar Hernandes -- $3,090

January 30
Event #2 -- No Limit Hold'Em

271 players each paid $500 + $40 to play in the second event with the cash pool climbing to $131,435. Only the final 27 remaining entrants were paid from the prize pool.

  1. William Drumm -- $42,059
  2. William Lamb -- $23,133
  3. Tom Wentzel -- $11,829
  4. Richard Klein Jr. -- $9,200
  5. Kevin Ratliff -- $7,886
  6. Clint Lilienthal -- $6,572
  7. Brian Cole -- $5,257
  8. Larry Davis -- $3,943
  9. Bob Slezak -- $2,629

January 31
Event #3 -- No Limit Hold'Em

The third tournament had 394 entrants paying $300 each to play. This contributed to a $114,654 prize pool that went to the top 36. Here is how the final table ended up:

  1. Cody Slaubaugh -- $35,543
  2. Danny Walker -- $18,345
  3. Michael Armstrong -- $9,172
  4. David Kerrigan -- $8,026
  5. Gary Turille -- $6,879
  6. Todd Bentley -- $5,733
  7. Josh Wininger -- $4,586
  8. Francisco Regalado -- $3,440
  9. Ron Haynes -- $2,293

February 1
Event #4 -- No Limit Hold'Em

Jeff Doane proved himself the best of 282 entrants to win the 4th tournament at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs WSOP circuit event. All entrants paid $500 each to sit at the tables and the prize pool rose to $136,770. Cash went to the top 27 players. Below are the final table results:

  1. Jeff Doane -- $43,766
  2. Erik Albertson -- $24,072
  3. Ray Flavin -- $12,309
  4. David Marazzo -- $9,574
  5. Teddy Nassif -- $8,206
  6. Dennis Otto -- $6,839
  7. John Love -- $5,471
  8. Richard Klein Jr. -- $4,103
  9. Jerry Shield -- $2,735

February 2
Event #5 -- No Limit Hold'Em

183 people paid $1,000.00 each to enter Event 5 at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. Justin Seller won the tournament and received the lion's share of a $177,510 prize pool. The payout schedule rewarded the top 18 finishers. Here is how the final table ended up:

  1. Justin Sellers -- $57,513
  2. Reed Hensel -- $30,177
  3. Rodney Horton -- $17,751
  4. Mitch Schock -- $14,201
  5. Abraham Watkins -- $10,651
  6. Ernie Lessard -- $8,876
  7. Bart Ness -- $7,110
  8. Steven Federspiel -- $5,325
  9. Curtis Connors -- $3,550

February 3
Event #6 -- No Limit Hold'Em

132 poker players each paid $1,500.00 to play in event 6 to get a share of a $192,060 cash pool that was created. Money went to the top 18 finishers for the tournament.

  1. Jeff Heiberg -- $62,227
  2. Jeff Siler -- $32,650
  3. Everett Carlton -- $19,206
  4. Paul Elfelt -- $15,365
  5. Mark Lessin -- $11,524
  6. Dave Seidman -- $9,603
  7. Pat Sweeney -- $7,682
  8. Deb Blair -- $5,762
  9. Rick Benish -- $3,841

February 4
Event #7 -- Limit Hold'Em

In the last tournament before the Main Event, 154 players ponied up $300 each to sit at the tables. $44,814 was the size of the cash pool and monies went to the 17 final finishers.

  1. Thomas Hoffman -- $14,520
  2. Curt Aust -- $7,619
  3. Brett Evertson -- $4,481
  4. Gary Starrett -- $3,585
  5. Duane Capes -- $2,689
  6. John Beane -- $2,241
  7. John Evans -- $1,793
  8. Shawn Ng -- $1,344
  9. Paul Beveridge -- $896

February 5
Main Event -- Day 1

The Main Event had 142 players turn out, each paying $5,000 to enter. Prize pool reached a sizable $688,700 with each player starting out with $10,000 in chips. Phil Gordon, Chris Ferguson and T.J. Cloutier were seen among the entrants, unfortunately they did not make it past the first few hours and were busted out. The payout schedule is as follows:

  1. $219,576
  2. $115,209
  3. $67,770
  4. $54,216
  5. $40,662
  6. $33,885
  7. $27,108
  8. $20,331
  9. $13,554
By 10:00 p.m. there were 52 left and everyone packed it up to continue the next day. Goal for the next round is to continue until there are 9 for the final table. Here are the top 9 players with chip counts:
  1. Jeff Banghart -- 86,800 chips
  2. Sam Von Duhn -- 69,600 chips
  3. Alan Cutler -- 68,200 chips
  4. James English -- 65,400 chips
  5. Matt Infranca -- 65,100 chips
  6. Krista Gifford -- 61,200 chips
  7. Everett Carlton -- 56,500 chips
  8. Ryan Fisler -- 55,100 chips
  9. Erik Albertson -- 54,500 chips

February 6
Main Event -- Day 2

Day 2 began the march of the players for the final table. Remaining players started the action with blinds at $600/$1,200 and the ante at $200. Things moved pretty fast until there were 12 players left. It took a while James Jewett to vacate in the number 12 spot, but after that the 11th (Ray Flavin) and 10th (Jeff Bryan) players were vanquished in 15 min. Here are the final table players that will fight for the championship, the gold ring and a freeroll seat to the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas:

  1. Sam Von Duhn -- 444,500 chips
  2. Jeff Banghart -- 330,000 chips
  3. Kosta Sengos -- 210,000 chips
  4. Paul Kraus -- 104,000 chips
  5. Larry Vance -- 81,000 chips
  6. Douglas Carli -- 80,000 chips
  7. Thadd Wolff -- 70,000 chips
  8. John Kincaid -- 56,000 chips
  9. Everett Carlton -- 42,000 chips

February 7
Main Event -- Final Table

23 year old Kosta Sengos became the champion of the Main Event held at the Horseshoe Council Casino. After learning the game four years ago, this was an exciting triumph for him. Action began with blinds of $3,000/$6,000 and $500 antes. 13 hands into the tournament Everett Carlton lost his all in move with Jeff Banghart and went out in 9th place. Thadd Wolff (8th) and Larry Vance (6th) were both busted out courtesy of Kosta Sengos, John Kincaid lost out in a three way hand with Banghart and Douglas Carli for 7th spot. But just a few hands later Carli lost his all in and went to the cashier to collect his reward for 5th place. Jeff Banghart was busted out in 4th position by Sam Von Duhn. But before Sam could catch his breath, he left in 3rd losing a hand to Sengos.

When the heads up started, Sengos had 1,000,000 chips to Paul Kraus's 400,000. 65 hands later, the big play happened for Sengos. Sengos went all in preflop with J 8 and Kraus called in holding Qc 10c. The board produced Ah 7c 3s 9d and it looked like Kraus would still be in the game, but a 8 hit the river and Kosta claimed his championship ring and title.

  1. Kosta Sengos -- $219,576
  2. Paul Kraus -- $115,209
  3. Sam Von Duhn -- $67,770
  4. Jeff Banghart -- $54,216
  5. Douglas Carli -- $40,662
  6. Larry Vance -- $33,885
  7. John Kincaid -- $27,108
  8. Thadd Wolff -- $20,331
  9. Everett Carlton -- $13,554

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