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World Series Of Poker
 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em Result 21st July
June 25 – August 10 2006

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Event # 31 (3 day event)
Entries -- 2050 (1072)
Buy-in -- $2,000
Prize Pool -- $3,731,000
Justin Scott
(Detroit, MI, USA)
wins $842,262 and
his bracelet
Pos. Player Origin Prize
1 Justin Scott MI $842,262
2 Farzad Rouhani MD $429,065
3 Robert Bright NV $261,170
4 Gregory Glass CA $186,550
5 Nathan Templeton TN $149,240
6 Carl Olson WA $130,585
7 Josh Wakeman IL $111,930
8 Jason Johnson FL $93,275
9 Bryan Micon GA $74,620
16 Tony Bloom (London) $33,579
20 Kayshan Muthy (Tooting, London) $22,386
23 Dan Harrington $18,655
24 Graham Smith (GB) $18,655
35 Ian Fraser (GB) $11,193
42 John Spadavecchia $9,328
58 Chris Tsiprailidis $7,462
73 Praz Bansi (London) $7,462
99 Jennifer Tilly $5,597
120 Jeff Shulman $3,731
130 Greg Hemphill (Glasgow) $3,731
154 John Bonetti $2,798
173 Mike Caro $2,798
199 Ryan Fronda (GB) $1,632
Key Facts 
203 places paid.
Detroit poker player destroys final table in wire-to-wire victory

Las Vegas, NV - Justin Scott flew into Las Vegas and promptly lost his entire bankroll at a baccarat table. This would not be an unusual story, since millions of visitors arrive in the gambling capital of the world each year and then leave town with less money.

Scott's story is unique because out of the ashes of defeat in the pit, the 22-year-old professional poker player from Detroit scratched together a $2,000 buy-in for the No-Limit Hold'em championship and ended up winning $842,262 at the 2006 World Series of Poker, presented by Milwaukee's Best Light. Scott steamrolled over a staggering field of 2,050 players - one of the largest tournaments held thus far at the World Series.

After 2,041 players had been eliminated over two long days, nine players took their seats at the final table upon the Rio poker stage. The nine finalists comprised largely an unknown group of poker players. None had previously won a WSOP gold bracelet.

When play began, Justin Scott enjoyed a decisive chip lead. Nathan Templeton was second, with everyone else far off in the distance. ESPN television was on hand to film the seven-hour finale, which featured perhaps the most dominant victory by any player yet at this year's WSOP.

Scott was complimentary toward his opponents, particularly Rouhani. 'Maybe I'm going to write a poker book,' he said. 'I'm going to put (Rouhani) in it for how to play short-handed in tournaments. He was simply amazing.' Justin Scott's trip to Las Vegas may have started off with a wimper. But it certainly ended with a bang. He went from being flat broke to $842,262 richer. 'I'm going to pay off the rest of my dad's home,' Scott said. 'Then, I'm going to buy a home for myself.' A bit of free advice - stay away from the baccarat tables.

Report by Nolan Dalla
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