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2005 WSOP Tournament events 1 to 10 news results and information will be found here as these events have now been completed. Remember to use this page as reference when the broadcasts begin on ESPN.

2005 World Series of Poker Tournament
Events 1 to 10

Event 1 June 2 - Casino Employee No-limit Hold'em
Andy Nguyen, a poker dealer at Binion's Casino in Las Vegas was the winner of the Casino Employee's tournament earning a payday of $83,390. Out of the top 10 finishers of the event, 9 were poker dealers at a casino somewhere on the planet. 662 casino employees paid the $500 fee and entered the No-Limit HoldEm tournament at the RIO!, marking the beginning of the 36th annual WSOP. The prize pool reached $297,900.

Event 2 June 3 - No-Limit Hold'Em
At close to 11:00 pm on the 3rd day, Event 2 came to a fantastic finish with Allen Cunningham beating Scott Fischman to win $725,405 and the WSOP bracelet to mark him as champion. This event had 2,305 entrants while the 2004 WSOP Main Event had 2576 players in it, that's how big it was and why it took so long to run. The prize pool was $3,180,900. Here are the results:

  • #1 Allen Cunningham -- $725,405
  • #2 Scott Fischman -- $352,125
  • #3 David "Devilfish" Ulliott -- $232,205
  • #4 Can Kim Hua -- $200,395
  • #5 Liz Lieu -- $168,590
  • #6 Charlie Huff -- $136,780
  • #7 An Tran -- $104,970
  • #8 Randy Edmonson -- $73,160
  • #9 Richard Boutwell -- $54,075

Event 3 June 4 - Pot-Limit Hold'Em
Thom Werthmann was the victor of a heads-up with Layne Flack who played masterfully at the table. The winning hand came when his Ad 2c overcame Flack's pocket 5's. The table showed Ac Ks Qh, A, J and Werthmann won $369,535 and a WSOP bracelet. 1,071 entrants competed for a share of a $1,477,980 prize pool.

  • #1 Thom Werthmann -- $369,535
  • #2 Layne Flack -- $185,855
  • #3 Tony Ma -- $118,240
  • #4 Martin Green -- $103,460
  • #5 David Bach -- $86,855
  • #6 Mario Valenzuela -- $73,900
  • #7 Pierre Nasr -- $59,120
  • #8 Arash Ghaneian -- $44,340
  • #9 Ernest Patrick -- $29,560

Event 4 June 5 - Limit Hold'Em
Eric Froehlich is the winner of this tournament, and at 21 years old is the youngest individual to win a WSOP bracelet and title. He picked up $361,910 after enduring the heads up match which lasted 3 hours. 1049 players entered the tournament and this prize pool was $1,447,620. Here are the results of the players at the final table:

  • #1 Eric Froehlich -- $361,910
  • #2 Jason Steinhorn -- $182,040
  • #3 Todd Witteles -- $115,810
  • #4 Adam Hersh -- $101,335
  • #5 Christian Van Hees -- $86,855
  • #6 Devin Armstrong -- $72,380
  • #7 Peter Costa -- $57,905
  • #8 Wing Wong -- $43,430
  • #9 Brian Mogelefsky -- $28,950
  • #10 Zelong Dong -- $15,925

Event 5 June 6 - Omaha Hi-Low Split
Pat Poels is the winner of Event #5 taking home $270,100 and a WSOP bracelet. Day 2 for this event began at 2:00 p.m. but at about 3:30 a.m. the next day, the table had Kc 6s 6h 10s 8d. Pat's hand of 9d 8c 7c 5h was a eye opener as it gave him the straight and the tournament win. 699 players entered this event to compete for a share of a $964,620 prize pool. Here are the final table results:

  • #1 Pat Poels -- $270,100
  • #2 John Lukas -- $139,870
  • #3 Jeff Duvall -- $77,170
  • #4 Bahram Kianfar -- $67,525
  • #5 Dan Heimiller -- $57,875
  • #6 Jim Meehan -- $48,230
  • #7 Darrell Dicken -- $38,585
  • #8 Boris Shats -- $28,940
  • #9 Minh Nguyen -- $19,290
  • #10 Pascal Perrault -- $10,610

Event 6 June 7 - No-limit Hold'Em (Short Handed 6/table)
Issac Galazan won the No-Limit Hold'Em event taking in $315,125 and a WSOP bracelet for the win. This tournament had 548 entrants and the prize pool for the event was $1,260,400.

  • #1 Isaac Galazan -- $315,125
  • #2 Harry Demetriou -- $163,850
  • #3 Tommy Grimes -- $85,705
  • #4 David Singer -- $75,625
  • #5 Antonio Esfandiari -- $63,020
  • #6 David Barnes -- $50,415

Event 7 June 8 - No-Limit Hold'Em with Rebuys
24 year old Michael Gracz earned his WSOP bracelet after finishing a heads up battle with C.T. Law. Gracz's dream of the bracelet came true when his Qs 8s beat Law's Qd Jd when the board showed Jh 8c 5c 8h 6c giving Gracz trips and the victory. 826 players entered the tournament and with 1495 rebuys, the prize pool went up to $2,201,630.

  • #1 Michael Gracz -- $594,460
  • #2 C.T. Law -- $311,555
  • #3 Chuck Thompson -- $176,145
  • #4 David Pham -- $154,125
  • #5 Shane Schleger -- $132,110
  • #6 Shae Drobushevich -- $110,090
  • #7 Pascal Perrault -- $88,070
  • #8 Phil Gordon -- $66,055
  • #9 Meng La -- $44,035

Event 8 June 9 - Seven Card Stud
472 players entered this tournament for their part of a $651,360 prize pool. 8 made it to the final table and here are the results:

  • #1 Cliff Josephy -- $192,100
  • #2 Kirill Gerasimov -- $108,775
  • #3 Mark Burtman -- $63,180
  • #4 Greg Mascio -- $48,200
  • #5 Abe Almalhi -- $39,735
  • #6 Ardell Willis -- $31,265
  • #7 Minh Nguyen -- $24,750
  • #8 Murray Reinhart -- $17,585

Event 9 June 10 - No-Limit Hold'Em
Erik Seidel is the winner of this tournament after winning a heads up match with Cyndy Violette. Morgan Machina who had a huge $1,000,000+ chip lead going into the final table could not hold onto them and ended up coming in 4th. Erik besides receiving $611,795 can lay claim to his 7th WSOP bracelet. 1404 players entered the tournament and the prize pool was $2,581,520.

  • #1 Erik Seidel -- $611,795
  • #2 Cyndy Violette -- $295,970
  • #3 Perry Friedman -- $196,455
  • #4 Morgan Machina -- $170,380
  • #5 Paul Sexton -- $147,145
  • #6 Harry Demetriou -- $123,915
  • #7 Soulier Fabrice -- $103,260
  • #8 Chris Wunderlich -- $77,445
  • #9 William Blanda -- $51,630

Event 10 June 11 - Limit Hold'Em
Congratulations are in order for Reza Payvar for winning the Limit Hold'Em tournament. Reza received $303,610 and a WSOP bracelet for the victory after a 13 hour final table bout. The amount of the prize pool was $1,046,940 after taking in the entry fees from 569 players.

  • #1 Reza Payvar -- $303,610
  • #2 Toto Leonidas -- $160,185
  • #3 John Myung -- $83,755
  • #4 John Cernuto -- $73,285
  • #5 Tommy Garza -- $62,820
  • #6 Rodeen Talebi -- $52,350
  • #7 Jay Helfert -- $41,880
  • #8 Robert Schultz -- $31,410
  • #9 Eric Liebeler -- $20,940

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