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2008 Harrah´┐Żs New Orleans Circuit Tournament
November 26th - December 5th, 2007
Harrah's New Orleans Casino

All of the results for the Harrah´┐Żs New Orleans circuit tournament are in, which completes this leg of the 2008 World Series of Poker Circuit Tournament.

Event #1 No-Limit Hold´┐Żem Buy-In: $300

The first tournament event at Harrah's New Orleans brought 380 players to the tables. A prize pool of $110,580 was created as a result. Here are the results of the final table which had 10 players:

  1. Matthew Terral -- $34,280
  2. Wendall Welch -- $17,693
  3. Bradley Soshes -- $8,846
  4. Tuan Tran -- $7,741
  5. Michael Nadeau -- $6,635
  6. Craig Andras -- $5,529
  7. Eric DeSoto -- $4,423
  8. Chean Chin -- $3,317
  9. Gabriel Costner -- $2,212
  10. Scott Ryals -- $1,327

Event #2 No-Limit Hold'em Buy-In: $500 (+50)

A prize pool of $108,640 was split between the top 27 finishers. In total there were 224 players in this tournament.

  1. Philip Sparta -- $34,765
  2. Ryan Farrell -- $19,121
  3. Billy McBrayer -- $9,778
  4. (Smokey) Charlie Oliver -- $7,605
  5. Caywood Vanstratum -- $6,518
  6. Tony Barchetti -- $5,432
  7. Jeffrey Purpera -- $4,346
  8. Birol Lermi -- $3,259
  9. Anthony Taormina -- $2,173

Event #3 No-Limit Hold'em Buy-In: $500

Russ Floyd came out on top of a 187 player field to take the most of a $90,695 prize pool that was built up for the tournament. Money went to the top 18 finishers.

  1. Russ Floyd -- $ 29,385
  2. Lam Luu -- $ 15,418
  3. Michael Prestenback -- $ 9,070
  4. Andrew Becker -- $ 7,256
  5. Johnnie Short -- $ 5,442
  6. Richard Becker -- $ 4,535
  7. Matt Brady -- $ 3,628
  8. Samuel Zurik -- $ 2,721
  9. Howard (Tahoe) Andrew -- $ 1,814

Event #4 No-Limit Hold'em Buy-In: $300

A prize pool of $60,528 came from the 208 players that entered event 4. When the tournament finished, money only went to the top 27.

  1. Eddie Rayl -- $ 19,269
  2. Bradley Oubre -- $ 10,653
  3. Mark Eastman -- $ 5,448
  4. Dana Murse -- $ 4,237
  5. Joseph Stokes -- $ 3,632
  6. Richard Cannette -- $ 3,026
  7. Curtis Terry -- $ 2,421
  8. Jeffrey Quin -- $ 1,816
  9. Alan Scott Hunter -- $ 1,211

Event #5 No Limit Hold'Em Buy-In: $500

At the tables for this event were 221 players, each fighting for a slice of a $107,185 prize pool. The top 27 were paid.

  1. Shane Turner -- $ 34,299
  2. Carl Giesse -- $ 18,865
  3. Jason Barnes -- $ 9,647
  4. Gregory Aumann -- $ 7,503
  5. Scott Beck -- $ 6,431
  6. Mark Ellerbe -- $ 5,359
  7. Don Todd -- $ 4,287
  8. James Russ -- $ 3,216
  9. James Digaetano -- $ 2,144

Event #6 No Limit Hold'Em Buy-In: $300

Size of the prize pool hit $81,771 for 281 players at the tables for Event 6. Cash again went only to the top 27 finishers.

  1. Timothy Martin $ 26,167
  2. Khalid Dghaim $ 14,392
  3. Dominic Tramonte $ 7,359
  4. Freddie Burnsed $ 5,724
  5. Ronnie Bardah $ 4,906
  6. Andrew Hoechstetter $ 4,089
  7. Charles Miller $ 3,271
  8. Jim Bullard $ 2,453
  9. Ryan Halsrud $ 1,635

Event # 7 No-Limit Hold´┐Żem Buy-In: $1,000 (+80)

The seventh event had 260 player sign up for it to compete for a slice of a $252,200 prize pool. Cash went to the top 27.

  1. John Sarver -- $75,734
  2. Terry Lade -- 41,654
  3. Bruce F. McGregor -- $21,300
  4. Timothy Pughsley -- $16,567
  5. David Compton -- $14,200
  6. James McBride -- $11,833
  7. Gabriel Tender -- $9,467
  8. Brian Cospolich -- $7,100
  9. Donald Vance -- $4,733

Event #8 No-Limit Hold´┐Żem Buy-In: $1,000 (+80)

  1. Timothy Miles -- $80,704
  2. Shaun Johnson -- $44,387
  3. John Conroy -- $22,698
  4. Brett Kimes -- $17,654
  5. Ronald Nacol -- $15,132
  6. Chris Savage -- $12,610
  7. Nicolas Gellepis -- $10,088
  8. Rogelio Salinas -- $7,566
  9. Gary Burks -- $5,044

Event #9 Ladies Championship -- No-Limit Hold´┐Żem Buy-In: $200 (+30)

There were 170 ladies at the tables for this event. But only the top 18 finishers saw a piece of the $32,980 prize pool with Wendy Michel taking home $10,686 for winning the tournament.

  1. Wendy Michel -- $10,686
  2. Nancy Decuers -- $5,607
  3. Abbe Garfinkel -- $3,298
  4. BJ Orsack -- $2,638
  5. Theresa Gex -- $1,979
  6. Derra Perumean -- $1,649
  7. Lynn "All In" Howard -- $1,319
  8. Sheila Semander -- $989
  9. Elizabeth Bishop -- $660

Event #10 Circuit Championship Buy-In: $5,000

A total of 160 player hit the tables for the big one, being rewarded with a $765,000 prize pool for the event. Money went to the top 18 finishers.

  1. Andy Philachack -- $ 247,860
  2. Josh Arieh -- $ 130,050
  3. Theodore (Ted) McCollom -- $ 76,500
  4. David Fox -- $ 61,200
  5. Nic (Nick The Greek) Gellepis -- $ 42,075
  6. Leonard Pruzansky -- $ 42,075
  7. Bruce MacGregor -- $ 30,600
  8. Philip Sparta -- $ 22,950
  9. Lou Esposito -- $ 15,300

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