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

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

Event #1 No-Limit Hold’em 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’em 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’em 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’em 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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