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World Series Of Poker
 $1,500 Limit Hold'em - Shootout Result 24th July
June 25 – August 10 2006

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Event # 36 (3 day event)
Entries -- 524 (450)
Buy-in -- $1,500
Prize Pool -- $715,638
Victoriano Perches
(Las Vegas, NV, USA)
wins $157,338 and
his bracelet
Pos. Player Origin Prize
1 Victoriano Perches NV $157,338
2 Arnold Spee CA $78,697
3 Anders Henriksson Stockholm $50,068
4 Ralph E Porter WA $39,339
5 Tom Schneider AZ $28,610
6 Marianno Garcia CA $17,882
7 Chris McCormack NV $7,153
8 Peter Fischer Silkeborg, Denmark $7,153
9 Pedro Rios TX $7,513
22 Kevin Daly (London) $7,153
26 Andrew Bloch $7,153
28 Chris Moneymaker $7,153
33 Howard Lederer $7,153
Key Facts 
54 places paid.
High-limit cash game player takes first place in Hold'em Shootout

Las Vegas, NV - Victoriano Perches came to this country as many good people do - to seek a better life. The native of Chihuahua, Mexico arrived in the United States 25 years ago and began working inside a food processing plant in Oregon. He eventually moved to Las Vegas and started playing in local poker games for fun. Along the way, Perches discovered he had a hidden talent for the game and progressively started playing for higher-stakes. He now plays regularly in big cash games - frequently as high as $200-400 limit.

It's not the typical Mexican-American success story. But Perches demonstrates that every person's path to the promised land takes a different highway. On July 26, 2006, the 57-year-old poker pro won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $157,338 in cash.

The Limit Hold'em Shootout championship was played over a three-day period. There were 524 entries. It took two days to eliminate 518 players. The six finalists returned to the Rio poker stage on Day Three. The final table consisted mostly of limit cash game players with high-stakes experience. However, none of the final six had previously won a WSOP title.

Victor Perches, adorned in a western-style hat, was thrilled with his victory. Cheered on by family members in the crowd, Perches posed for photographs following his win and enjoyed his first time in the poker limelight. Oddly enough, although natives of Bolivia, Costa Rica, and other Latin American countries have won gold bracelets -- in the 37-year history of the World Series, Perches is believed to be the first poker champ ever born in Mexico.

Report by Nolan Dalla
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