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World Series Of Poker
 $2000 No Limit Holdem Result  
28th June
June 2, 2005 – July 15, 2005

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Event : #29
Entries : 1072 (New event)
Buy-in : $2000
Prize Pool : $1,972,480
GGG Editor's Report
Report by Nolan Dalla

All Results
Money Leaders
Pos. Player Origin Prize
1 Lawrence Gosney Leeds, UK $483,195
2 Jarl Lindholt Aarhus, Denmark $258,000
3 Hyung Ko Joliet, IL $157,800
4 Dustin Woolf Los Angeles, CA $138,075
5 JC Tran Sacramento, CA $118,350
6 Tony Rila Las Vegas, NV $98,625
7 Alan Purdy UK $78,900
8 Carlos Citrone Newcastle, UK $59,175
9 Bjorn Isberg Stockholm, Sweden $39,450
10 James Worth Ontario, Canada $21,695
25 Barry Greenstein RPV, CA $9,860
35 Humberto Brenes Costa Rica $6,905
39 David Ulliott Hull, UK $5,720
48 Phillip Marmorstein Munich, Germany $4,635
64 Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson Pacific Palisades, CA $3,450

Anyone who doubts that poker has crossed international boundaries would be advised to glance at the players who made it to the final table of the $2,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event at this year’s World Series of Poker. Of the nine finalists, five reside outside the United States. Four Americans, three Englishmen, one Swede, and one Dane made up the most cosmopolitan of all WSOP final tables, thus far.

The winner was Lawrence Gosney, a 41-year-old professional poker player from Leeds, England. At the start of play, Gosney arrived second in chips to Danish player, Jarl Lindholt. Gosney seized the chip lead midway through the eight-hour battle, and finally defeated Lindholt in heads-up play.

The entry fee for Event #29 was $2,000 per player. There were 1,072 entries, resulting in a total prize pool of nearly $2 million. This was the 8th event to attract in excess of 1,000 players (to date). Contrast this to record-setting 2004, when only a few events broke the thousand-mark.

Lawrence Gosney has only been playing poker for about three years. He normally plays in private games around London and travels regularly throughout the U.K., playing in major poker tournaments. Until now, his best finish had been fourth place at the British Poker Open (won by David ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott).

Lawrence Gosney was thrilled with his first victory at the World Series of Poker. Cheered on by a rowdy group of fellow Brits, Gosney kissed his gold bracelet and smiled for the cameras. First place paid $483,195.

Official Report by Nolan Dalla – World Series of Poker Media Director
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