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Event #52 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Results & Report

39th World Series of Poker 2008

Event #52 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
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David Daneshgar • The $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em championship (Event #52) attracted 2,693 entries, creating a prize pool totaling...
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Date: June 30, 2008 Time: 12:00 PM

Buy-In: $1,500
Prizepool: $3,675,945
Entries: 2,693
Game Type: No Limit Hold'em

Place Country Name Prize
1 USA David Daneshgar $624,443
2 USA Scott Sitron $385,974
3 USA Dan Heimiller $275,695
4 USA Farzad Rouhani AKA "Freddie" $231,584
5 USA Corwin Cole $189,311
6 USA Matt Matros $148,875
7 Russia Andrey Zaichenko AKA "Zaya" $112,116
8 USA Jeff Courtney $84,546
9 Finland Voitto Rintala $57,712
10 Canada Gary Biggar $36,391
11 USA Todd Hanks $36,391
12 USA Brock Mishler $36,391
13 Norway Joachim Berg Jensen $29,039
14 Canada Elliot Smith $29,039
15 USA Cody Slaubaugh AKA "Thugmoneymkr" $29,039
16 Lars Sundberg $21,688
17 USA Daniel Hughes AKA "(DONKEY)" $21,688
18 USA Eric Jolly $21,688
19 Peter Fransson $17,276
20 USA Richard Kirsch $17,276
21 New Zealand Martin Cardno $17,276
22 Portugal Paolo Nunes $17,276
23 USA Joseph Neiman $17,276
24 USA Daniel Harmetz $17,276
25 USA Mimi Tran $17,276
26 Denmark Anders Anderson $17,276
27 USA Andy Garvin $17,276
28 Lars Nielson $13,600
29 Canada Marco Bernier $13,600
30 USA Tim Barchie $13,600
31 Sweden Hans Erlandsson $13,600
32 USA Esther Garza $13,600
33 USA Michael Andrews $13,600
34 UK Ben Spraggons AKA "Spraggs" $13,600
35 USA John Mccauley $13,600
36 USA Gary Marcum $13,600
37 USA Cody Culp $10,660
38 USA Alvin Zeidenfeld AKA "Al_Smooth" $10,660
39 USA Daniel Pancotto $10,660
40 USA Michael Yee $10,660
41 USA Matthew Edge $10,660
42 USA Aneel Choppa $10,660
43 USA Christopher Johnson $10,660
44 USA Vanessa Rousso AKA "Lady Maverick" $10,660
45 UK Rob Sherwood $10,660
46 Czech Republic Marco Adams $9,557
47 USA Brian Byerly $9,557
48 USA Michael Schneider AKA "Car Wash" $9,557
49 USA Chad Stell $9,557
50 USA Toby Auth $9,557
51 Canada Gregory Hartwick $9,557
52 USA William Myers AKA "Billy Odouls" $9,557
53 Canada Mark Sloane $9,557
54 USA Howard Berg $9,557
55 UK Paul Steinaker $8,454
56 USA An "The Boss" Tran $8,454
57 USA Stefan Martin $8,454
58 USA Michael Beaty $8,454
59 USA Mikey Stotz $8,454
60 USA Stuart Pfeifer $8,454
61 USA George Dietz $8,454
62 USA Kristopher Peterson $8,454
63 Cyprus Phidias Georgiou $8,454
64 USA Scott Potempa $7,351
65 France Berney Frankfort $7,351
66 USA Robert Pauley $7,351
67 USA Jonathan Dull $7,351
68 USA Jace Reiken $7,351
69 USA Jason Morgan $7,351
70 Canada Garrett Dennie $7,351
71 USA David Yi $7,351
72 USA Rami Boukai $7,351
73 USA Gregory Paull $6,249
74 Quoc Chau $6,249
75 USA Anthony Decrow $6,249
76 Canada John Spong AKA "donkey kong" $6,249
77 Patrick O'Connor $6,249
78 USA Tony Sapio AKA "North Fulton Tony" $6,249
79 USA Leo Labbe $6,249
80 USA John Monnette $6,249
81 USA John Esposito AKA "Espo" $6,249
82 USA Nath Pizzolatto $5,513
83 USA Sankhiro Baza $5,513
84 USA Darren Black $5,513
85 Canada Calen McNeil AKA "BigWheel" $5,513
86 Brazil Marcelo Valadares De Resende Costa $5,513
87 Netherlands Paulus Valkenburg $5,513
88 USA Kellen Ledbetter $5,513
89 Sweden Simon Ehne AKA "simon1583" $5,513
90 Canada Matthew Barry $5,513
91 Canada Patrick Mongrain AKA "patmongrain" $4,778
92 USA Henry Wojtas $4,778
93 USA Julie Le $4,778
94 USA John Munson $4,778
95 USA Feming Chan $4,778
96 USA Donald Blakely $4,778
97 USA Ray Henson $4,778
98 USA Frederico Dabus $4,778
99 USA James Henson $4,778
100 Denmark Alon Shahar $4,043
101 USA Eliano Mesquita $4,043
102 USA Francis Bauer $4,043
103 Australia Kent Hunter $4,043
104 USA Jeff Blenkarn $4,043
105 USA Keith Johnson $4,043
106 Germany Felix Osterland $4,043
107 USA Jeff Kennedy $4,043
108 USA Bradley Bylsma $4,043
109 USA Henry Ma $4,043
110 USA Jeremy Shannon $4,043
111 UK Christopher Howard $4,043
112 France Francis Mahiout $4,043
113 Xuan Ly $4,043
114 Ireland Peter Marr $4,043
115 USA Danny Sweeney $4,043
116 USA Nhut Tran $4,043
117 Canada Eldon Wu $4,043
118 Curtis Wells $4,043
119 Venezuela Ronald Trujillo $4,043
120 USA Shane Pacheco $4,043
121 Gonzalo Dealzaga $4,043
122 USA Jason Gross $4,043
123 USA Bradley Miller $4,043
124 USA Lisa Surdyka $4,043
125 USA Joseph Baldwin $4,043
126 USA Thomas King $4,043
127 Edward Fitzpatrick $3,492
128 Joshua Paeth $3,492
129 USA Daniel Ryan $3,492
130 USA Howard Connell $3,492
131 USA John Saini $3,492
132 USA Andrew Dean $3,492
133 USA Michael Hanson $3,492
134 USA John Lozano $3,492
135 USA Robert Gibson $3,492
136 USA Michael Shapira $3,492
137 Canada Steven Kerr $3,492
138 USA Ben Palmer $3,492
139 USA Andrew Gentile $3,492
140 UK Mark Lowe $3,492
141 Lars Kurstjens $3,492
142 USA Joseph Jones $3,492
143 Sven Leu $3,492
144 USA Jonathan Stanton $3,492
145 USA Sharon Mintz $3,492
146 USA Ted Fiorito $3,492
147 USA Rick Ribble $3,492
148 USA Peter Spreadbury $3,492
149 France Christian Debeil $3,492
150 USA Peter Fianu $3,492
151 USA David Chang $3,492
152 USA Casey Wentzel $3,492
153 USA Brian Buonocore $3,492
154 USA Tam Ho $3,492
155 USA Scott Queckboerner AKA "Mr. Q" $3,492
156 Christian Fockenberg $3,492
157 Jorge De Gorordo $3,492
158 Netherlands Maurice Angenois $3,492
159 USA Huy Nguyen AKA "Badbeat" $3,492
160 USA Derek Tomko $3,492
161 USA Joanne Dorin $3,492
162 Denmark Jeppe Nielson $3,492
163 USA William Warren $3,124
164 Austria Michael Preschern AKA "molkxx" $3,124
165 USA Esa Salem AKA "ace yonkers" $3,124
166 USA Adam Elpayaa $3,124
167 USA Eugene Bauerlein $3,124
168 USA Andrew Perrin $3,124
169 USA James Miller $3,124
170 Canada Marc Gagne AKA "Le Chat" $3,124
171 Romania Cristian Tardea $3,124
172 Nicolas Martin $3,124
173 USA Douglas Hausch $3,124
174 Japan Satoru Ishii AKA "KAIJI" $3,124
175 USA Yehuda Buchalter $3,124
176 USA Osmin Dardon $3,124
177 USA Kevin Hammer $3,124
178 USA Pei Sheng $3,124
179 USA Barrie Eget $3,124
180 USA James Necochea $3,124
181 USA Walter Schrader $3,124
182 Australia Matt Walker $3,124
183 USA Christopher Seeger $3,124
184 USA Fahrhad Kohani $3,124
185 Lars Mathiesen $3,124
186 USA Jong Sook Jin $3,124
187 Erich Klapper $3,124
188 USA Aaron Lasater $3,124
189 USA Fred Northcutt $3,124
190 USA Jeff Siegal $3,124
191 USA Casey Fudala $3,124
192 USA Josh VanDuyn $3,124
193 USA Peng Cheng $3,124
194 Slovenia Ljubisa Nedimovic $3,124
195 USA Austin Pinard $3,124
196 USA Michael Chu $3,124
197 USA Richard Danford $3,124
198 USA Sajid Zia AKA "Sammy" $3,124
199 Jonas Grankvist $2,940
200 Canada Alain Pare $2,940
201 USA Kelly Jo Mcglothlin AKA "kj" $2,940
202 USA John Robles $2,940
203 USA Erhart Edquist $2,940
204 USA Jeffrey Greco $2,940
205 Brazil Wagner Silva $2,940
206 USA Kelly Jacobs $2,940
207 USA Shawn Pilot $2,940
208 USA Rick Zorn $2,940
209 Germany Thomas Osterfeld $2,940
210 USA Marc Levy $2,940
211 USA Romuald Pycior $2,940
212 USA Jorn Lagas $2,940
213 USA David Roepke $2,940
214 USA Al Riccobono $2,940
215 USA Flamingo Malone $2,940
216 M $2,940
217 USA Cathy Phillips $2,940
218 Canada Raymond Boisvert $2,940
219 USA Joseph Piatek $2,940
220 USA Jeffrey Whitacre $2,940
221 USA Joseph Crawford $2,940
222 USA Keith Carberry $2,940
223 USA David Names $2,940
224 USA Noah Southerland $2,940
225 USA Robert McLaughlin AKA "Jeremy" $2,940
226 Hong Kong Vincent Chan AKA "VC" $2,940
227 USA John McCauley $2,940
228 USA Zachary Verlee $2,940
229 USA Thomas Kuehn $2,940
230 Brazil Artur Szczupak $2,940
231 USA Mark Pogge $2,940
232 USA Glenn Kelly $2,940
233 USA Robert Hummel $2,940
234 USA Mostafa Jamaspi $2,940
235 USA Mark Hurst $2,576
236 USA Jeff Petronack $2,756
237 USA Grant Reeder $2,756
238 USA John Shuey $2,756
239 USA Brian Houdeshell $2,756
240 USA Dan Shimizu $2,756
241 Germany Christiane Klecz $2,756
242 USA Dawn Mougel $2,756
243 Lucas Vonfurstenberg $2,756
244 Switzerland Alexandre Besse $2,756
245 UK Catherine Hearn $2,756
246 USA Chad Flood $2,756
247 USA David Aalvik AKA "psycho ward" $2,756
248 Spain Eduardo Handell Conde $2,756
249 Brazil Andrι Akkari AKA "aakkari" $2,756
250 USA Andrew Hudson $2,756
251 USA Marisol Banuelos $2,756
252 Italy Gregory Genovese $2,756
253 Denmark Mikkel Madsen $2,756
254 USA David Arcidicono $2,756
255 USA David Oppedisano $2,756
256 USA James Daniel $2,756
257 USA Byron Wilson $2,756
258 USA Jeff Marino $2,756
259 South Africa Alan Munitich $2,756
260 USA Cesar Flores $2,756
261 USA Kenny Piel AKA "Bad Hat" $2,756
262 USA Marcus Bower $2,756
263 Russia Sarkis Akopyan $2,756
264 USA David Spradlin $2,756
265 Finland Ilkka Heikkila $2,756
266 USA Michael Katz $2,756
267 USA Glenn Harla $2,756
268 USA James McHenry $2,756
269 USA Tommy Vedes $2,756
270 Canada Maxim Harvey $2,756

Tournament Report

• The $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em championship (Event #52) attracted 2,693 entries, creating a prize pool totaling $3,675,945. The top 270 finishers collected prize money.

• This is the final of seven $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em tournaments on this year's schedule. More than 18,000 players played in these events alone.

• With this event included, the WSOP set a new record. More countries have now cashed this year than any time previously at any major tournament held anywhere in the world. A total of 104 different countries have now sent players to the WSOP who have finished in-the-money. Last year, this number was 87 nations. However, the Main Event is yet to be played in 2008, which could add even more countries to the list. For the first time ever, many nations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East have discovered the WSOP which now reflects the international flavor of the tournament series.

• The tournament was played over three consecutive days. The final table was played on the main stage. Coverage was provided by Bluff Media on the website ESPN360.

• The $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em champion is David Daneshgar, from Westlake Village, CA. He is a venture capitalist and investor.

• This was Daneshgar's eighth time to cash at the WSOP, all since 2005. It was also his first WSOP gold bracelet victory. Daneshgar collected $625,443 in prize money.

• Daneshgar has a stellar record of tournament accomplishments for a part-time player. He has 51 cashes in live tournaments and has won over $2 million, all earned since August 2004.

• Daneshgar once taught a poker class in college called 'The Probabilities and Statistics of Gaming.'

• The second-place finisher was Scott Sitron, From Milwaukee, WI.

• Former WSOP gold bracelet winners who cashed in this tournament included Dan Heimiller (3rd), Farzad 'Freddy' Rouhani (4th), An Tran (56th), John Esposito (81st), and Michael Chu (196th).

• Nikolay Evdakov still holds the record of 'Most Cashes at the WSOP in a Single Year' - with ten.

• Keith Carberry was the chip leader at the End of Day One in this event. He finished in 222nd place. Through Event #52, the End of Day One chip leaders have gone on to cash 79 percent of the time -- 39 of 50 occasions (the chip leader was not applicable on two events). Only thirteen of these same 50 chip leaders (26 percent) made it to the final table. Only one chip leader went on to win the event. That lone wire-to-wire winner was Vanessa Selbst in Event #19.

• Corwin Cole was the chip leader at the start of this final table. He ended up as fifth-place finisher. Through Event #52, eighteen of 50 chip leaders at the start of the final table (35 percent) went on to win the event. Twenty-nine of 50 chip leaders (58 percent) went on to finish in the top three spots. Two events did not have a chip leader (Heads-Up and Shootout tournaments).

• Winner David Daneshgar is officially listed as being from Westlake Village, CA. Through the conclusion of Event #52, the gold bracelet count by nations and states reads as follows:
12 - Nevada
10 - California
4 - New York
3 — Canada
3 - Germany
2 - Italy
2 - Missouri
1 - Arizona
1 - Belgium
1 - Brazil
1 - Denmark
1 - Florida
1 - France
1 - Georgia
1 - Holland
1 — Ireland
1 - Maryland
1 - Michigan
1 - Ohio
1 - Pennsylvania
1 - Russia
1 - South Carolina
1 - Wisconsin

• Eleven different nations have produced a gold bracelet winner at this year's WSOP. This list now includes Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Russia, and the United States.

• The Event #52 winner David Daneshgar is to be classified as a semi-pro player. He holds a full-time job in finance and plays poker part-time. However, he has also been a poker instructor and has cashed in many prestigious events over the past few years. Accordingly, the 'Pro-Am' gold bracelet scoreboard currently reads:
Professionals - 37 wins
Amateurs -- 12 wins
Semi-Pros -- 3 wins

• Erick Lindgren now leads the 'Player of the Year' race (through the end of Event #50). Barry Greenstein, Jacobo Fernandez, David Benyamine, and John Phan are close behind, For a complete updated points list, see:
http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/players/2008.asp?sort=poypts

• Scotty Nguyen is now the leader on the 2008 prize money list, having won the most money at the WSOP, to date. His accrued winnings total $2,039,628.

• Through the conclusion of Event #52, the total amount of prize money awarded at this year's WSOP totals $114,791,278. This is more than last year's prize pool at this same time last year.

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