Results of the WSOP Event 14 – $10 000 Seven Card Stud

One hundred and fifty eight poker players from all over the globe took to the tables of the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from 7-9 June in attempt to claim the Seven Card Stud World Championship title and their share of the $1 485 200 purse.

The field included members of poker’s old guard and a whole herd of youngsters clamouring for their first WSOP title and the oh so coveted bracelet. Relative unknown Eric Brooks, playing in his first WSOP tournament, upset the odds by claiming the title and over $400 000 in prize money. What is even more astonishing is Brooks immediately announced he would be donating the hard-earned cash to a charity – what a man!

The final table was made up of some distinguished poker players including:

  • Minh Ly, who claimed his first WPT title in 2005 when he won the 2nd Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship in Las Vegas, pocketing a very cool $1 060 050
  • Eight time WSOP bracelet winner, Erik Seidel, who has banked over $9 million in career earnings and has recently claimed the 2008 WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic and $992 890.
  • 2008 Aussie Millions champion, Alexander Kostritsyn
  • Vasilis Lazarou who won bracelets in 1990 and 1997

The rot set in for Fu Wong, Brooks’ heads-up opponent, when Brooks made a large call with a two pair, beating Wong, who was holding a duo of Kings. This left Wong low of chips and in spite of slogging it out for several hands, Wong eventually succumbed to the constant raises from his rival. In the final hand Wong went all-in on Fourth Street but it was rookie Eric Brooks who claimed the title with a flush.

Final Table Results

  1. Eric Brooks – $415 856
  2. Fu Wong – $259 910
  3. Alexander Kostritsyn – $163 372
  4. Minh Ly – $118 816
  5. Erik Seidel – $92 825
  6. Jim Paluszek – $74 260
  7. David Oppenheim – $59 408
  8. Vasilis Lazarou – $48 269
  9. Phil Ivey – $37 130

One Notable player, who did not make it as far as the final showdown, was Daniel Negreanu, who finished 11th to claim over $33 000.