2007 World Series of Poker#Main Event
The Main Event (English for the main tournament ) poker tournament series World Series of Poker 2007 ( WSOP 2007), with over 6,000 participants, the biggest poker tournament of the year and after the main event at the World Series of Poker in 2006, measured by the number of participants, the previously second largest poker tournament.
The 55th and last tournament of the tournament series had a buy in of $ 10,000. It began on July 6 and ended with the final table on July 17. The psychologist Jerry Yang took part for the first time and won the most prestigious tournament in the world. The winner of the Main Event last year and so was defending champion Jamie Gold. However, this was eliminated on the very first day of the tournament.
The tournament committee calculated in advance of the event with 9,000 participants for the main tournament. According to Phil Gordon Harrah's expected up to 10,000 players, so the capacity would have been exhausted. The official number of participants was ultimately "only " 6,358. That meant nearly 2,500 fewer players on the previous year. In addition, the number of participants since 1992, for the first time again. The reason why the number of participants ultimately dropped by more than 25% is found in the prohibition of transfers of funds to online poker sites in the States. Due to the " Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act " allowed the online poker sites offer no place in the main event, but the online players only transfer money. Thus, the winners of these satellites had the choice of whether to keep the money, take part in one of the smaller tournaments, or at least wanted to play the Main Event. However, it was the main event in 2007, based on the number of participants, the previously second largest poker tournament where the winner won a prize money of $ 8,250,000.
The 6,358 players great starter field was distributed to the tournament starts on the first four days (Day 1A - 1D). The players of 6 and 7 July ( Day 1A & 1B) played on July 10 ( Day 2A ) and the players of the 8 and 9 July ( Day 1C & 1D) played on July 11 ( Day 2B ) further. On July 12, the official third day of the tournament, the field has been merged back ( Day 2A & 2B). A total of 621 players came in into the money, what a share of 9.77 %, based on the starting grid, by weight.
The column " chip leader " refers to the state at the beginning of each tournament day, respectively.
Like every year, 2007 also took some away from the poker table, celebrities at the Main Event. These include Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Steve Davis, Shannon Elizabeth, Brad Garrett, Tobey Maguire, AJ were McLean, Nelly, Todd Phillips, Ray Romano, Teddy Sheringham, Antonio Tarver and Rick Tocchet. The best performing here from Tobey Maguire, The American actor was able to prove the 292nd place and win $ 39,445. The same money was given to a television producer Sam Simon on the 329th place.
On the first day of the Main Event left next to the last year's winner Jamie Gold, the former of No Limit Texas Hold'em world champion Jim Bechtel Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth, Amarillo Slim and Greg Raymer. On the second day, Brad Daugherty, Joe Hachem, Dan Harrington, Tom McEvoy and Chris Moneymaker joined them. On Day Three Chris Ferguson dropped out before the price ranks. Until prize regions, however, came Berry Johnston, Robert Varkonyi and Carlos Mortensen. On the fifth and third last day of the World Champion of World Series of Poker in 1996, Huck Seed was eliminated. Scotty Nguyen was able to reach 11th place.
German -speaking participants
In the main event, some German -speaking players participated. The following table shows all players are listed, who were advancing up in prize money regions.
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