Event #8 No-Limit Hold'em Buy-In: $1,000 (+60) Number of Entries: 62 Total Prize Money: $50,140 November 14, 200
Stateline, NV - The eighth event on this year's World Series of Poker Circuit at Harvey's Lake Tahoe attracted a more modest-sized field, after a week filled with big tournaments. The $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em championship drew 62 players, competing for a total prize pool of $50,140. The top nine players were paid.
The winner was John Murphy , from Danville, CA. He is 25-year-old professional who has been playing poker seriously since he finished in 13th place at the World Series of Poker championship event back in 2004. He has also won events at the Mirage Poker Showdown and the L.A. Poker Classic. This was his first WSOP-related victory. First place paid $21,379.
1 - John Murphy Danville, CA $21,379 2 -- Paul L. Kobel Oakland, CA 11,429 3 -- Michael Kinney Sandpoint, ID 7,998 4 -- Rick "Duff" Defer Sacramento, CA 5,654 5 -- Joel Monteith Modesto, CA 4,330 6 -- Chris Braun Pollock Pines, CA 3,428 7 -- Dan Alspach Las Vegas, NV 2,647 8 -- Mark Pritchett Woodland, CA 1,924 9 -- David Rudolph San Francisco, CA 1,354
Since this year's tournament series began a week ago, the poker room and tournament area has been standing-room only. What tables were not used in tournament play have been filled to capacity with cash games. So, in response to player demand, an 11th event has been added to the WSOP Circuit schedule at Harvey's. This Sunday, on November 18th, starting at 1 pm a $200 buy-in no-limit hold'em event will be offered.
The WSOP Circuit championship will also conclude on the same day. Seating if free and open to the public. Coverage of the championship final table provided by Bluff Media will carried over the Internet at the official WSOP website: www.worldseriesofpoker.com
For more information, please contact: Nolan Dalla -- WSOP Media Director at (702) 358-4642 Or visit our official website: www.worldseriesofpoker.com
World Series of Poker Commissioner - Jeffrey Pollack Tournament Director - Janis Sexton Harrah's Lake Tahoe Race and Sportsbook Manager - Steve Schorr Harvey's Lake Tahoe Poker Room Manager - Vince Contaxis