2009 Harrah's Atlantic City WSOP Circuit Event

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2009 Harrah's Atlantic City WSOP Circuit Event

Harrah's Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey
December 5 - December 18, 2008

Event #1 -- No Limit Hold'Em
The first event at Harrah's Atlantic City got off to a great start with 1,181 players paying an entry fee of $340 for the right to play in this two day event. A prize pool of $354,300 was created and went to the top 99 finishers. Here are the final table results:

  1. Metin Esen -- $85,032
  2. Raymond Jr. Rossi -- $47,848
  3. Peter Becchina -- $28,344
  4. Mike Rodriguez -- $24,801
  5. Ross Shapiro -- $21,258
  6. Mina Akladious -- $17,715
  7. John Phatt -- $14,172
  8. Robert Wing -- $10,619
  9. Vincent Basilicata -- $7,086
Event #2 -- No Limit Hold'Em
The second event had 618 players compete over December 6th and 7th, each paying $560 for the entry fee. A pool of $308,500 was made and split between the top 63.
  1. Emil Lebovich -- $86,380
  2. Peter Fianu -- $44,733
  3. Douglas Pitchford -- $24,680
  4. Tim Bristof -- $21,595
  5. Abraham Korotki -- $18,510
  6. Jimmy Nunez -- $15,425
  7. Larry Roberts -- $12,340
  8. Alex Gomez -- $9,255
  9. Jonas Wexler -- $6,170
Event #3 -- No Limit Hold'Em
This two day event had 309 players at the tables. With a buy in of $560, a pool of $154,000 was made and divided between the last 36 finishers.
  1. Michael Morgovsky -- $47,895
  2. William Lau -- $27,720
  3. Michael Stucchio -- $12,360
  4. Alan Goodman -- $10,815
  5. Gary Reben -- $9,270
  6. Johnathan Hoke -- $7,725
  7. Joseph Cervera -- $6,180
  8. Glenn Davis -- $4,635
  9. Richard Hall -- $3,090
Event #4 -- No Limit Hold'Em
There were 312 players lined up to play in Event #4. Buy in was $560 per person, making a cash pool of $156,000. This was divided up between the top 36 finishers.
  1. Maurice Hawkins -- $36,290
  2. Ben Lester -- $24,960
  3. Thomas McCann -- $12,480
  4. Alicia Spencer -- $10,920
  5. W.D. Horan -- $9,360
  6. Julio Hernandez -- $7,800
  7. Ted Ely -- $6,240
  8. Gordon Eng -- $4,680
  9. Bill King -- $3,120
Event #5 -- No Limit Hold'Em
A nice turn out of 671 players paid $340 each to get in on the 5th event at Harrah's. Prize pool reached $201,300 which went to the top 63 in the field.
  1. Massoud Nikjouian -- $56,364
  2. Christian Lusardi -- $29,189
  3. Jeffrey Colpitts -- $16,104
  4. Steve Lipkins -- $14,091
  5. Carlos Delafuente -- $12,078
  6. Aaron Teel -- $10,065
  7. Kenneth Moyer -- $8,052
  8. Christoph Lyon -- $6,039
  9. Icholas Gibaldi -- $4,026
Event #6 -- No Limit Hold'Em
There were 346 players at the tables for Event #6, who paid a buyin of $560 each. Cash pool grew to $173,000 and went to the top 36 remaining players.
  1. Menan Saydam -- $56,364
  2. Joshua Brikis -- $27,680
  3. Michael Messim -- $13,840
  4. Robert Castoire --$12,110
  5. David Zeitlin -- $10,380
  6. Frank Randazzo -- $8,650
  7. Emmanuel Jannes -- $6,920
  8. Michael Demeza -- $5,190
  9. Ray Williams -- $3,460
Event #7 -- No Limit Hold'Em
As it gets closer to the Main Event, the buyins get bigger. A total of 259 players paid $1,080 for a seat at these tables. Total pool climbed to $259,000 in size. Money went to the last 27 standing.
  1. Lahcen Imkhaoen -- $82,880
  2. Tobin Dreher -- $45,584
  3. Steve Cowley -- $23,310
  4. Lee Childs -- $18,130
  5. Timothy Finne -- $15,540
  6. Robert McLaughlin -- $12,950
  7. Ted Ely -- $10,360
  8. Allan Lubin -- $7,770
  9. Mark Roland -- $5,180

Event #8 -- No Limit Hold'Em
This $2,100 buy in event had 157 players in it. Out of the number of entrants, a pool of $314,000 was reached. Money went to the top 18. Here is how the final table turned out:

  1. Jack Schanbacher -- $101,736
  2. Feming Chan -- $53,380
  3. James Arvesen -- $31,400
  4. Nick Maimone -- $25,120
  5. Don Dobrilovic -- $18,840
  6. Charlie Townsend -- $15,700
  7. Dwyte Pilgrim -- $12,560
  8. Michael Santoro -- $9,420
  9. Al Riccobono -- $6,280

Event #9 -- Ladies No Limit Hold'Em
Event #9 was a 1 day event and had 178 women grace the tables. Buy in was $340 and created a pool of $53,400. Cash went to the last 18 standing.

  1. Alida Veliu -- $17,107
  2. Cortney Scheiner -- $8,980
  3. Donna Dicrescento -- $5,280
  4. Patricia Killian -- $4,224
  5. Lisa Strippoli -- $3,168
  6. Helen Ellis -- $2,640
  7. Jennifer Sherwood -- $2,112
  8. Tricia Anderson -- $1,584
  9. Carmen Huggins -- $1,056

Event #10 -- Championship Main Event
Details to come later in the day.

  1. Brent Roberts -- $280,040
  2. Phillip Reed -- $147,707
  3. Kyle Bowker -- $86,710
  4. Robert McLaughlin -- $69,368
  5. Allen Bari -- $52,026
  6. Timothy Kelly -- $43,355
  7. Dwyte Pilgrim -- $34,684
  8. Scott Zakheim -- $26,013
  9. Alex Camejo -- $17,341

Event #11 -- No Limit Hold'Em
This two day event had 137 players in it, each paying $560 for a chair at these tables. Pool size grew to $68,500 and went to the top 18.

  1. Joseph Mascio -- $22,194
  2. Benjamin Breed -- $11,645
  3. Jay Johnson -- $6,850
  4. Kevin Johnson -- $5,480
  5. Joe Notario -- $4,110
  6. Dean Schultz -- $3,425
  7. Brian Martinez -- $2,740
  8. Mariano Sfameni -- $2,055
  9. Mike Rodriguez -- $1,370

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