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2008 Harrah's Atlantic City WSOP Circuit Tournament

Harrah's Atlantic City
December 8 to December 18, 2007

Event #1 -- No Limit Hold'Em
A $300 buy in for the first event brought out 901 players to the tables. As this was a 2 day event, play went fast down to the final table held on Sunday December 9. A prize pool of $270,300 was created for the top 90 finishers. Here are the final table finishers:

  1. Mircea Ionescu -- $ 67,575
  2. Kevin Crumlish -- $ 36,720
  3. Sazan (Sonny) Lusha -- $ 21,624
  4. Howard Wolper -- $ 18,921
  5. Eliano Mesquita -- $ 16,218
  6. Carlos Chavez -- $ 13,515
  7. Ashley Shuey -- $ 10,812
  8. James Zinkland -- $ 8,109
  9. Daniel Hayden -- $ 5,406

Event #2 -- No Limit Hold'Em
A good turnout of 701 players, each paying $300 each to get in, helped to build a prize pool of $210,300. Cash went to the top 72 players.

  1. Bruce Bartfeld -- $56,781
  2. Edward Sabat -- $29,757
  3. Aaron Kidder -- $16,824
  4. Jeffrey Perzan -- $14,721
  5. Glenn Davis -- $12,618
  6. Derek Dempsey -- $10,515
  7. Trevor Savage -- $8,412
  8. Mark Hoke -- $6,309
  9. Henry Olszewski -- $4,206

Event #3 -- No Limit Hold'Em
There were 376 players who signed up for this tournament, paying $500 each for the privilige. Cash pool size reached $188,000 which went to the top 36 finishers.

  1. Jeffrey Neuman -- $ 58,280
  2. Peter Damato -- $ 30,080
  3. Jose Borges -- $ 15,040
  4. Robert Jackowski -- $ 13,160
  5. Dimitri Haskaris -- $ 9,400
  6. Michael Stovall -- $ 7,520
  7. Jonathan Gosnell -- $ 7,520
  8. Caywood Vanstratum -- $ 5,640
  9. Agustin Mendez -- $ 3,760

Event #4 -- No Limit Hold'Em
We do not know the number of entrants, but money went to the top 36 players who paid $500 each to enter.

  1. Tae Ho Baik -- $ 48,360
  2. Massoud Nikjouian -- $ 24,960
  3. Charlie Townsend -- $ 12,480
  4. Anthony Stopper -- $ 10,920
  5. Dean Schultz -- $ 9,360
  6. David Fox -- $ 7,800
  7. Robert (Bob) Vansyckle -- $ 6,240
  8. Harrison Cammisso -- $ 4,680
  9. Dan Lyle -- $ 3,120

Event #5 -- No Limit Hold'Em
A total of 319 players showed up, each putting in $500 for the right to play. The top 36 shared the prize pool of $159,500.

  1. Steve Gill -- $ 49,445
  2. Dennis Altman -- $ 25,520
  3. Adam Lippert -- $ 12,760
  4. Patrick Roberts -- $ 11,165
  5. Piotr Kowal -- $ 9,570
  6. Paul Nicholson -- $ 7,975
  7. Vincent Housden -- $ 6,380
  8. Robert (Lance) Newton -- $ 4,785
  9. Domenico Barretta -- $ 3,190

Event #6 -- No Limit Hold'Em
This $1,000 per player tournament had 213 entrants, contributing to a $213,000 pool which went to the top 27 in the event.

  1. Jeffrey Vanchiro -- $ 68,160
  2. Mike Somma -- $ 37,488
  3. Sal Giambrone -- $ 19,170
  4. Michael Kelly -- $ 14,910
  5. Charles Minter -- $ 12,780
  6. Larry Nelson -- $ 10,650
  7. Hung Truong -- $ 8,750
  8. Bobby Wisiak -- $ 6,390
  9. Terry Quinn -- $ 4,260

Event #7 -- No Limit Hold'Em
Entry fee for this event was $1000 for the 258 players who came to the tables. Prize pool reached $258,000, going to the remaining 28 entrants.
  1. Francis Vizza -- $ 82,580
  2. Joseph Brattole II -- $ 45,408
  3. Mark Roland -- $ 23,220
  4. Jason Quintana -- $ 18,060
  5. Doug (Rico) Carli -- $ 15,480
  6. Marlis Sawicki -- $ 12,900
  7. Thuan Trieu -- $ 10,320
  8. Robert Jackson -- $ 7,740
  9. Yakov Radutman -- $ 5,160

Event #8 -- Ladies No Limit Hold'Em
There were 328 ladies at the tables, paying $200 each for the right. A total of $65,600 was the prize pool size going to the last remaining 36.

  1. Anisha Shrestha $ 20,336
  2. Judith Urban $ 10,496
  3. Gina Saladino $ 5,248
  4. Candy Vecere $ 4,592
  5. Denise Ronca $ 3,936
  6. Jennifer Goad $ 3,280
  7. Christine Mizerak $ 2,624
  8. Ebony Kenney $ 1,968
  9. Yoriko Hama $ 1,312

Main Event -- Day 1
Altogether, there were 244 players who each paid $5,000 to enter the Main Event. A prize pool of $1,195,600 resulted that will be split between the top 27 finishers. Here are the chip leaders from Day 1:

  1. Ben Fineman -- 135,000 chips
  2. Rick Rossetti -- 117,000 chips
  3. Robert Williamson III -- 91,000 chips
  4. Louie Esposito -- 86,000 chips
  5. Mike Sica -- 80,000 chips
  6. John Racener -- 80,000 chips
  7. Patrick Fee -- 80,000 chips
  8. Matt Brady -- 70,000 chips
  9. Matt "Allinat420" Stout -- 65,500 chips

Main Event -- Day 2
Names of final table players and chip counts:

  1. John Racener -- 780,000
  2. Eric Buchman -- 870,000
  3. Feming Chan -- 690,000
  4. Joseph Brooks -- 450,000
  5. Thomas Patrick Fee -- 255,000
  6. David Fox -- 535,000
  7. Adrian Velez -- 755,000
  8. James Nelson -- 470,000
  9. Sam Skolnik -- 80,000

Main Event -- Final Table
John Racener became the winner of the Main Event held at Harrah's Atlantic City.

  1. John Racener -- $ 379,392
  2. Eric Buchman -- $ 208,666
  3. Feming Chan -- $ 106,704
  4. Joseph Brooks -- $ 82,992
  5. Thomas Patrick Fee -- $ 71,136
  6. David Fox -- $ 59,280
  7. Adrian Velez -- $ 47,424
  8. James Nelson -- $ 35,568
  9. Sam Skolnik -- $ 23,712

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