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World Series Of Poker
2006
 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Result 18th July
LAS VEGAS
June 25 – August 10 2006

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Event # 27 (2 day event)
Entries -- 2126 (2013)
Buy-in -- $1,500
Prize Pool -- $2,901,999
Matts Rahmn
(Stockholm, Sweden)
wins $655,141 and
his bracelet
 
Pos. Player Origin Prize
1 Matts Rahmn Stockholm $655,141
2 Richard Toth Miskolc, Hungary $333,729
3 Padraig Parkinson Dublin $203,139
4 Chris Birchby CA $145,100
5 James Sileo CA $116,080
6 Mike Binger CA $101,570
7 Jordan Morgan OK $87,060
8 Ashwin Sarin WA $72,550
9 Billy Duarte CO $58,040
 
24 Rob Hollink (Groningen) $14,510
32 Chris Bjorin (London) $8,706
34 Francois Scapula (Paris) $8,706
40 Hans J "Tuna" Lund $7,255
57 Bhupinder Kohli (GB) $5,804
74 David Sklansky $5,804
86 Donnacha O'Dea (Dublin) $4,353
121 Martin Henshaw (GB) $2,902
128 Allen Cunningham $2,902
133 David "C4" Plastik $2,902
134 Huck Seed $2,902
152 T.J. Cloutier $2,902
165 Bill Gazes $2,176
 
Key Facts 
201 places paid.
Three Europeans dominate no-limit hold’em final table

Las Vegas, NV – Many people might be surprised to learn that Scandinavia is one of poker’s hottest new markets. Perhaps it’s the cold dark winters. Perhaps it’s the relatively high income and education levels. Or, perhaps it’s the high-tech sophistication of the region. Scandinavians own more personal computers and cell phones, per capita, than any other population group. Not surprisingly, Swedes, Fins, Danes, and Norwegians also play more online poker than any other region.

Leading the way is Sweden, with a total population nine million. Right behind the US, the UK, and Canada – Sweden sends more players to the World Series of Poker than any other nation. Adjusted for population size, Sweden is second only to the United States in the total number of players who play in the WSOP main event. Sweden’s emergence as a poker hub is also now producing world champions.

Mats Rahmn, a 26-year-old professional poker player from Stockholm, won the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship at the 2006 World Series of Poker, presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light. More impressive was the fact that Rahmn topped a gigantic field of 2,126 players.

As the runner up, Richard Toth received $333,729. The Hungarian poker player, who works in high-tech sales, was making his first-ever appearance at the WSOP. Toth will be a force in Europe and in years to come when he plays in North America.

Report by Nolan Dalla
 
 
 
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