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Mackey stuns star-filled field

Updated: June 18, 2007, 2:13 PM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

James Mackey's decision to leave school has paid off. Leaving the University of Missouri after his sophomore year, Mackey decided to pursue poker temporarily, always leaning toward returning to school. He's played professionally for the last year, supporting himself with a small bankroll, but after winning Event 22 of the WSOP on Friday, his bankroll has grown dramatically.

Mackey was able to defeat a final table including Michael Gracz (ninth), Michael Binger (third), Tex Barch (eighth) ...

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