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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP2007

Evan Schwartz Wins Poker Tournament for Second Straight Year

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Event #9
No-Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $500 (+50)
Number of Entries: 135
Total Prize Money: $65,475
November 14, 2007

Stateline, NV - The final tournament event held before the start of the main event at Harvey's Lake Tahoe was Event #9. The $500 buy-in no-limit hold'em event attracted 135 entries, creating a total prize pool of $65,475. The top 18 players received prize money.

The winner was Evan Schwartz from Oakland, CA. First place paid $19,675. This was Mr. Schwartz' second straight year to win an event on the WSOP Circuit at Harvey's Lake Tahoe. Last year, he won the $1,000 buy-in hold'em championship. Schwartz also finished in fourth place in a $2,000 buy-in hold'em event at this year's World Series of Poker held in Las Vegas. He collected $164,907 for that finish. With today's victory, Mr. Schwartz has now won over $200,000 in poker tournaments.

Final Results:

1 - Evan Schwartz Oakland, CA $19,675
2 -- Steve Dodson Satellite Beach, FL 11,523
3 - Jason Stern San Jose, CA 7,922
4 - Jason Southwell Las Vegas, NV 5,499
5 - Rob Schubert Orinda, CA 4,157
6 - Hai Leu Sacramento, CA 3,208
7 - Steve "Chuck" Lamar Salida, CA 2,553
8 - Brandon Burnsed Roseville, CA 1,898
9 -- Darren K. Bortmas Roseville, CA 1,375
10 -- Johnny Cuchia Stateline, NV 982
11 -- Howard Wolper Atlantic City, NJ 982
12 -- Gregory Perkins Apex, NC 982
13 -- Paul Zerwal Naples, FL 852
14 -- Robert Gallina Vero Beach, FL 852
15 -- Martin Rivas Antelope, CA 852
16 -- Dat Khong Houston, TX 721
17 -- Ken Selle Garden Grove, CA 721
18 -- Mark Bonsack NA 721

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. In response to player demand, an 11th event has been added to the WSOP Circuit schedule at Harvey's. 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 is free and open to the public. Coverage of the championship final table provided by Bluff Media will be carried over the Internet at the official WSOP website:

For more information, please contact:
Nolan Dalla -- WSOP Media Director at (702) 358-4642
Or visit our official website:

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


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