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November 10 No-Limit Hold'em Event #1 The first event at the Paris has Michael Souza as the winner. Michael had to compete within a field of 476 players each paying $300 to enter the event, creating a prize pool of $138,516. Here are the results of this tournament:

  1. Michael Souza $41,555
  2. Aaron Donovan $22,301
  3. Gary Cordero $11,081
  4. Todd Anderson $6,996
  5. Patrick Le $8,311
  6. Marc Perea $6,926
  7. Mike Crowell $5,541
  8. Dariush Imani $4,155
  9. Max Scharf $2,770

November 11 Limit Hold'em Event #2 Mark Hight is the winner of the second tournament at the Paris. Mark won $24,646 from a prize pool of $66,623. There were 154 entrants who paid $500 + $50 each to enter.

  1. Mark Hight $24,646
  2. Keith Barrett $13,594
  3. Pablo Gonzales $7,469
  4. Nick Helm $5,975
  5. Christian Rasmussen $4,481
  6. John Harris $3,735
  7. David Kutcher $2,988
  8. Yerushalem Yehuda $2,241
  9. Harvey Vandeven $1,494

November 12 No Limit Hold'em Event #3 Danny Howze was the winner of the No Limit Hold'Em event at the Paris. He proved himself the best of a 205 player field to take home $65,621 for the effort. Each player paid $1,000 which contributed to a prize pool of $198,850. Here are the final table results:

  1. Danny Howze $65,621
  2. Jimmy Tran $36,191
  3. Constantinos Maniatis $19,885
  4. Zachary Marshak $15,908
  5. Richard Harter $11,931
  6. Jae Chul Chang $9,943
  7. Mark Wilds $7,954
  8. Tuan "Tommy" Vu $5,966
  9. Daniel Starkey $3,977

November 13 Ladies No Limit Hold'Em Event #4 Jing Xia Yu became the champion of the Ladies No Limit Hold'Em tournament. Jing Xia came out on top from 169 entrants who paid $200 each to get in, creating a prize pool of $31,286. Final table results are below:

  1. Jing Xia Yu $10,325
  2. Nicole Schachnovsky $5,694
  3. Kandi Kroon $3,129
  4. Jennifer Farmer $2,503
  5. Merri Perry $1,877
  6. Wendy Hursh $1,564
  7. Annie Knight $1,251
  8. Morgan Brashear $939
  9. Stacy Mucci $626

November 13 No Limit Hold'em Event #5 Ryan Gentry came out on top of a 262 player field to take the lion's share of a $127,070 prize pool. Ryan received $40,664 for the win. Each entrant payed $500 to enter. Here is how the final table ended up:

  1. Ryan Gentry $40,664
  2. Douglas Carli $22,364
  3. Rolando Ng $11,436
  4. Sean King $8,895
  5. David Justin $7,624
  6. Brendan Watson $6,354
  7. Russell Quick $5,083
  8. Larry Davis $3,812
  9. Alan Hunter $2,541

November 13 Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy Unlimited Event #6 If you like your tournaments small and comfy, this would have been for you. Shafran Vitali won the event by proving he was the best of 43 players who each paid $500 + $50 to enter. With the unlimited rebuys, the prize pool rose to $67,900.

  1. Shafran Vitali $27,160
  2. Michael Mizrachi $16,975
  3. Chad Layne $10,185
  4. Jason Stern $7,469
  5. Ryan Hughes $6,111

November 15 No Limit Hold'em Event #7 John Cobb came out on top of a group of 408 players to win the No Limit Hold'Em tournament. John won over $30,000 for the effort from a $118,728 prize pool. All entrants paid $300 each to enter. Here is how the final table ended up:

  1. John Cobb $36,806
  2. Maria Stern $18,996
  3. David Hurley $9,498
  4. Thuy Nguyen $8,311
  5. Mike Young $7,124
  6. Aaron Hoyle $5,636
  7. Jason Alt $4,749
  8. Lance Hewitt $3,662
  9. Amble Mavad $2,375

November 17 No-Limit Hold'em Event #8 The stakes are being raised as the Main Event approaches which will begin on the 19th. Men Nguyen received $86,427 after winning the No-Limit Hold'em tournament at the Paris. Men "The Master" dealt with a smaller than average field of 180 players who each paid $1,500 to enter. Prize pool size was $261,900.

  1. Men Nguyen $86,427
  2. Scott Epstein $47,666
  3. Jon Turner $26,190
  4. Adrian Pitts $20,952
  5. Mark Cole $15,714
  6. Ron Stanley $13,095
  7. Jody Millhouse $10,476
  8. Filmore Humphreys $7,857
  9. Bill Gustafik $5,238

November 18 No-Limit Hold'em Short Handed (6/Table) Event #9 B.J. Hoover was the winner of the No Limit Hold'Em short handed event, pocketing $65,853 in the process. B.J. fought off tough competition from a field of 124 players which included the champion of event #15 and #22 at this year's WSOP Mark Seif and Douglas Carli. The prize pool was $180,420 after taking in the $1,500 entry fees from the participants. Come back tomorrow to see how the first day of the Main Event turns out!

  1. B.J. Hoover $65,853
  2. Brian Stonoff $39,692
  3. Larry Wright $23,455
  4. Douglas Carli $17,140
  5. Mark Seif $12,629
  6. Glynn Beebe $9,021
  7. Peter Bigelow $7,217
  8. Scott Levy $5,413

November 19 Main Event Day 1 134 players entered the Main Event with names such as Scotty Nguyen, Max Pescatori, newly crowned WSOP champ Joseph Hachem, Jennifer Harman Traniello, Paul Phillips, Alex Prendes Jr., Bill Gazes and Paul Magriel being part of the field. All paid $10,000 each to enter raising the prize pool to $1,259,600. First prize will be $453,456 to the winner with payouts going only to the first 9. 90 players went out today with 44 going on to Day 2. With the number of players at these levels, expect the days of play to be short ones. Here are the top 9 with chip counts:

  1. Scotty Nguyen 109,225 chips
  2. Raed Abukartomy 100,425 chips
  3. Doug Lee 73,675 chips
  4. Max Pescatori 67,050 chips
  5. Ricky Zelim 52,300 chips
  6. "J.C." Tran 44,050 chips
  7. Minh Ly 42,925 chips
  8. Rick Chase 42,475 chips
  9. David Pham 41,025 chips

November 20 Main Event Day 2 It took 3 hours and 40 minutes for the field to narrow down to 27. Alex Prendes, Jr, John Phan, Bill Gazes, Paul Phillips and Joseph Hachem were among those who went to the side lines. Day 3 will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. These are the top 9 chip leaders

  1. Raed Abukartomy 161,500 chips
  2. J.C. Tran 118,600 chips
  3. Ricky Zilem 111,100 chips
  4. Max Pescatori 89,700 chips
  5. Minh Ly 82,800 chips
  6. Rick Chase 74,200 chips
  7. Doug Lee 66,900 chips
  8. Kido Pham 56,600 chips
  9. Scotty Nguyen 55,300 chips

NOTE: Yesterday, our site reported that Joseph Hachem had been taken out of the competition based on the information sources we were in contact with. That was in error as Mr. Hachem is the chip leader at the final table. We apologize to all who follow our daily reports on this tournament.

November 21 Main Event Day 3 Joseph Hachem is showing the world he is not just a one-shot wonder, as the winner of last this year's WSOP Main Event is the chip leader going into the final table. Play was slow as the day began at 2:00 p.m. but ended at 1:05 a.m. seeing that no one wanted to go this far without some money. But as players went out one by one, 8 will be at the final table for this event. Minh Ly went out in 9th place earning $37,788. Action will begin Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

  1. Joseph Hachem 285,000 Chips
  2. Thang "Kido" Pham 254,500 Chips
  3. Doug Lee 189,000 Chips
  4. Steven Hudak 145,000 Chips
  5. John Smith 144,000 Chips
  6. Lee Watkinson 128,500 Chips
  7. "J.C." Tran 97,500 Chips
  8. Scotty Nguyen 96,500 Chips

November 21 Main Event Final Table Thang "Kido" Pham was the winner of the Main Event at the Paris, receiving over $450,000 for the effort. The winning hand came when Pham holding Ad 8h raised in the hand, and Tran called holding Kh Qc. Board flops Ac Kd 6s, turn card was Jh and the river card was Jc giving Pham the victory and a freeroll seat to next year's Tournament of Champions.

  1. Thang "Kido" Pham $453,456
  2. "J.C." Tran $251,920
  3. Lee Watkinson $138,556
  4. Scotty Nguyen $100,768
  5. Joseph Hachem $88,172
  6. John Smith $75,576
  7. Steven Hudak $62,980
  8. Doug Lee $50,384

November 21 No-Limit Hold'em Event #10 51 players each paid $500 + $50 each building a $24,735 prize pool for this event. Douglas Carli was the winner taking home $8,905 as the reward.

  1. Douglas Carli $8,905
  2. Rodney Upton $4,947
  3. Jeff Feig $2,721
  4. Kenny Robbins $1,979
  5. Rolando Ng $1,731
  6. Jim Henesy $1,484
  7. Ryan Gentry $1,237
  8. Michael Steiner $989
  9. Josephine Schooler $742

November 22 No-Limit Hold'em Event #11 Filmore Humphreys was the best of 64 players who paid $500 + $50 each to enter this event. Filmore won $11,174 of a $31,040 prize pool.

Note: As of 4/21/2006 these results were updated to reflect Robert Kacher Jr. as coming in 4th, not 5th as have been released by WSOP. We have placed an updating email on file to reflect the change.

  1. Filmore Humphreys $11,174
  2. Stephanie Harkey $6,208
  3. Jeb Hutton $3,414
  4. Robert Kacher Jr. $2,483
  5. Brian Gabrielle $2,173
  6. Kevin Roser $1,862
  7. Eric Leathers $1,552
  8. Bryce Clark $1,242
  9. Robert Hoffman $931

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