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World Series Of Poker
 $5000 No limit Holdem Short Handed Result  29th June
June 2, 2005 – July 15, 2005

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Event : #31
Entries : 301 (New)
Buy-in : $5000
Prize Pool : $1,414,700
GGG Editor's Report
Report by Nolan Dalla

All Results
Money Leaders
Pos. Player Origin Prize
1 Doyle Brunson Las Vegas, NV $367,800
2 Minh Ly $203,715
3 Scotty Nguyen Henderson, NV $106,105
4 Layne Flack Las Vegas, NV $99,030
5 Ayaz Mahmood Houston, TX $82,055
6 Jason Lester Miami, FL $67,905
7 Steven Rosen Armonk, NY $45,270
8 Men Nguyen Bell Gardens, CA $45,270
9 Arthur Azen Staten Island, NY $31,125
10 Paul Kraus Manhattan Beach, CA $31,125
11 Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson Pacific Palisades, CA $16,975
17 John Juanda Marina Del Rey, CA $11,320
18 John Kabbaj London $11,320
23 John Duthie London $9,905
25 Kirill Gerasimov Moscow $8,490
29 Allen Cunninghamv Marina Del Rey, CA $8,490
30 Chip Reese Kirill Gerasimov $8,490
33 Peter Costa Leicester, UK $7,780

Two years ago, Doyle Brunson won his (then-record) ninth World Series of Poker gold bracelet. His win came in the $2,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event. Many people who were in the crowd that memorable night wondered if they might be witnessing Brunson’s last major tournament victory. Given that Brunson had been playing poker for more than five decades and was in his 70s hinted that the odds were stacked against Brunson ever getting a tenth.

Brunson erased some lingering doubts last year when he plowed though a massive field of 2,576 players in the main event. Brunson finished 53rd. When he busted out on Day Six, something special happened for the first time in World Series history: The entire tournament came to a standstill. Play stopped. Players stood up. They applauded and cheered as ‘Texas Dolly’ made a walk that no poker player wanted to take. Brunson was exiting the tournament room, as he busted out. He slowly made this way through the enormous crowd. There were handshakes. There were hugs. There were even some tears. Those who witnessed the scene commented that this was poker’s golden moment – much like Arnold Palmer walking to the 18th green at the 2001 Masters one last time. Was this Brunson’s final conquest?

If there’s one thing to learn from the man who was born in Longworth, Texas during the Great Depression…if there’s one thing to learn from the man who was drafted by the NBA’s Lakers just before shattering his leg in a life-changing accident...if there’s one thing to learn from the man who quit the only “real” job he ever had after working for just three weeks because he discovered he could make far more money playing poker...if there’s one thing to learn from the man who won poker’s world championship back-to-back in 1976 and 1977...if there’s one thing to learn from the man who wrote poker’s most revered master work, Super/System...if there’s one thing to learn from the man who has quite simply contributed more to the game of poker than any man in history -- it most certainly is this: Don’t ever count Doyle Brunson out.

Four remarkable days after Johnny Chan won his tenth WSOP title, Doyle Brunson returned to poker’s center stage. In front of a standing-room only, crowds packed into the Rio Pavilion and there was a barrage of ESPN television cameras as Brunson re-wrote the record books one more time. He won his tenth gold bracelet. His win ties him (once again) with Johnny Chan. Phil Hellmuth, who approached Brunson moments before the final table started and wished his rival good luck, has won nine titles.

Doyle Brunson’s victory was not easy. First, he had to maneuver through a highly-competitive field of 301 entries. But Brunson held the chip lead much of the way. In fact, as play continued late into Day One, the poker room began to buzz with breaking news that Brunson was the chip leader. By the time play was down to the final two tables, there were more spectators watching the poker legend in his seat than another final table championship taking place a few feet away.

Once Brunson made it down to the final six (the final table was comprised of six players), he still had major obstacles. Their names were Jason Lester, Ayaz Mahmood, Layne Flack, Scotty Nguyen, and Minh Ly.

Poker history was made at 3:57 am. First place paid $367,800. But no one was talking about the bundles of $100 bills piled on the table. All eyes, including Brunson’s, were focused on the gold bracelet newly snapped to the 73 year-old’s wrist. When asked about what was like to still compete at poker’s highest level and play marathon sessions for days at a time, particularly against younger more energetic opponents, Brunson once again exhibited his irresistible charm and displayed what has made him such a beloved figure. “It’s hard to substitute for experience,” Brunson said. “No one has more poker experience than I do. Then again, no one here is as old as I am.”

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