US Poker Championships goes to Gamaitoni

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When people look back at this year’s USPC they’ll likely only remember Ed Gamaitoni winning the $5K main event and $167,616, a fine accomplishment indeed. But what should not be forgotten are the incredible performances leading up to the main event, namely Gordon Eng (three victories, including back-to-back titles), Chris Reslock’s five final tables (one victory) and Miami John Cernuto’s back-to-back wins in NLHE and stud. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Event #1 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 159 • Prize Pool: $55,523
1. Wooyang J. Lin, $18,879
2. Albert Roh, $9,440
3. Joseph Iannaci, $5,554
4. Benny Vanhulle, $4,443
5. Gregory Donatelli, $3,332
6. Walter A. Langston, $2,221
7. Jonah Fliegelman, $1,666
8. Jere V. Kangas, $1,389
9. Desmond Gulston, $1,111
10. Howard E. Wolpher, $832

Event #2 • $340 NLHE
Entries: 96  Prize Pool: $27,936
1. Dennis Zannoni, $10,057
2. Thomas Jordan, $5,587
3. Thea Byock, $3,073
4. Michael Testa, $2,375
5. Leidy Goldberger, $2,095
6. Patrick J. Lynnh, $1,816
7. Fabian Gjerazi, $1,257
8. Alfie Kaslou, $978
9. Eric Miller, $698

Event #3 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 69 • Prize Pool: $24,095
1. Gordon Eng, $8,674
2. Michael N. Damico, $4,819
3. Chris Reslock, $2,651
4. Johnathan Vatcher, $2,048
5. Hamdy Abdalla, $1,807
6. Wooyang Lin, $1,566
7. Sean Perry, $1,084
8. Daniel Brule, $843
9. Charles Townsend, $603

Event #4 • $400 6-max NLHE
Entries: 65 • Prize Pool: $22,698
1. Gordon Eng, $8,171
2. Daniel Finlay, $4,540
3. Hamdy Abdalla, $2,497
4. Antonio Walker, $1,929
5. James Deighan, $1702
6. Spencer Mensh, $1,475
7. Guy Cicconi, $1,021
8. Andrew Difalco, $795
9. Danny Curca, $568

Event #5 • $600 NLHE
Entries: 48 • Prize Pool: $25,608
1. Fabrizio Sarra, $11,524
2. Michael T. Noda, $6,402
3. John Silbernagel, $3,841
4. Robert M. Pienta, $2,561
5. Michael D. Moore, $1,280

Event #6 • $600 NLHE
Entries: 144 • $76,824
1. John Cernuto, $26,121
2. Sung H. Kim, $13,061
3. Ronald McDonald, $7,683
4. Allen Kessler, $6,146
5. Dzafer Lukolic, $4,610
6. Eric Panayiotou, $3,073
7. Tayang L. Wey, $2,305
8. Joseph Lebrun, $1,921
9. David Brunetti, $1,536
10. Hamdy Abdalla, $1,152

Event #7 • $600 Stud
Entries: 36 • Prize Pool: $19,206
1. John Cernuto, $8,642
2. David Prager, $4,801
3. Spero Fikaris, $2881
4. Steven Brown, $1,921
5. Chris Reslock, $961

Event #8 • $400 Stud/8
Entries: 62 • Prize Pool: $21,650
1. John E. Womack, $8,660
2. Bert Twersky, $4,980
3. Ahmad Gharani, $2,598
4. Mike Gabarick, $1,515
5. Jeff Madden, $1,299
6. Chris Brown, $1,082
7. Glenn Engelbert, $866
8. George Kraft Jr., $650

Event #9 • $400 Omaha/8
Entries: 93 • Prize Pool: $32,476
1. Kevin Fowler, $11,691
2. Thomas Noyes, $6,495
3. Barry Levy, $3,572
4. Ray Djangali, $2,760
5. Sergio Vargas, $2,436
6. Eric Judge, $2,111
7. Mark Ashley, $1,462
8. Michael Block, $1,137
9. Charles Geier, $812

Event #10 • $600 O/8-Stud/8
Entries: 28 • Prize Pool: $14,938
1. Mohammad Imran, $6,722
2. Ryan Miller, $3,734
3. Minh Reslock, $2,241
4. Carlos Santos, $1,494
5. Larry Goldstein, $747

Event #11 • $600 NLHE
Entries: 72 • Prize Pool: $38,412
1. Michael Matrone, $13,828
2. David Schulman, $7,682
3. Michael Mansfield, $4,225
4. Michael Sica, $3,265
5. Jorge Miranda, $2,880
6. Michael Binder, $2,496
7. Joon Cho, $1,728
8. Aziz Wehbey, $1,344
9. Matthew Hoynowski, $964

Event #12 $400 NLHE
Entries: 56 • Prize Pool: $19,556
1. Tom Dobrilovic, $7,039
2. Edward Block, $3,911
3. Brian O’Neill, $2,151
4. Seth Zimmerman, $1,662
5. David Hunkus, $1,466
6. Luigi Santoro, $1,271
7. Howard Appledorf, $879
8. Robert Grear, $684
9. Boris Glikshteyn, $493

Event #13 • $400 PLO/8
Entries: 49 • Prize Pool: $17,111
1. Chris Reslock, $7,700
2. Jeffrey Hunter, $4,278
3. Mohammad Imran, $2,567
4. Amir Genzel, $1,711
5. Joseph Astorina, $855

Event #14 • $800 NLHE
Entries: 55 • Prize Pool: $39,479
1. Hung Truong, $14,212
2. David Wheeler, $7,896
3. Eugene Bradley, $4,343
4. James Salters, $3,356
5. Scott Mataya, $2,961
6. Timothy Bryan, $2,566
7. Ira Schwartz, $1,776
8. Peter Sodano, $1,382
9. Alfred Adornato, $987

Event #15 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 64 • Prize Pool: $22,349
1. Richard Pyne, $8,045
2. Jeffrey McNaught, $4,470
3. Dominick Gaccino, $2,458
4. James Tarantino, $1,900
5. Dmitriy Tkachenko, $1,676
6. Ram Lasker, $1,453
7. Harry White Jr., $1,006
8. Gregory Spurdis, $782
9. Joseph Gay, $559

Event #16 • $400 PLO
Entries: 29 • Prize Pool: $10,127
1. Frank Pugliese, $4,557
2. Chris Reslock, $2,532
3. Ernest Vidal, $1,519
4. Gloria Turner, $1,013
5. Andrew Krassowski, $506

Event #17 • $600 H.O.S.E.
Entries: 15 • Prize Pool: $8,003
1. James Downend, $3,601
2. Daniel Hofer, $2,001
3. Carlos Santos, $1,201
4. Willard Noyes, $800
5. Chris Reslock, $400

Event #18 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 73 • Prize Pool: $25,492
1. Gordon Eng, $9,177
2. Michael Nickerson, $5,099
3. Harry White Jr., $2,804
4. Andrew Klein, $2,167
5. Ronald McDonald, $1,912
6. Thea Byock, $1,657
7. Joseph Cramel, $1,147
8. Desmond Gylston, $892
9. Jamaal Ford, $637

Event #19 • $600 NLHE
Entries: 48 • Prize Pool: $25,608
1. Joey Weissman, $11,524
2. Maghgifry Cheikh, $6,402
3. Wooyang Lin, $3,841
4. Steven Reese, $2,561
5. Brandon Guss, $1,280

Event #20 • $340 LHE
Entries: 31• Prize Pool: $9,021
1. Andrew May, $4,060
2. Ray Djangali, $2,255
3. Sal Busacca, $1,353
4. Charles Townsend, $902
5. Robert Albrecht, $451

Event #21 • Seniors
Entries: 52• Prize Pool: $15,132
1. Alan Hopkins, $5,448
2. Edward Wood, $3,026
3. William Kitzerow, $1,664
4. James Salters, $1,286
5. Robert Tinsbloom, $1,135
6. William Dodds, $984
7. Marianne Previti, $681
8. Charles Arthur, $530
9. Harry Witko, $378

Event #22 • $300 Ladies
Entries: 19 • Prize Pool: $4,844
1. Alida Veliu, $2,198
2. Maria Kalantzi, $1,221
3. Margaret Higgins, $733
4. Dara Duddy, $488
5. Yee Kitzerow, $244

Main Event • $5,250 NLHE
Entries: 96 • Prize Pool: $465,600
1. Edward Gamaitoni, $167,616
2. David Gillen, $93,120
3. Patrick Carron, $51,216
4. Mike Sica, $39,576
5. Gerald David, $34,920
6. David King, $30,264
7. Trevor Savage, $20,952
8. Eric Panayiotou, $16,296
9. Christopher Cappell, $11,640