Safieddine stops the Razor

Updated: June 14, 2007, 11:40 AM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

Nightclub owner Francois Safieddine will know where to celebrate when he returns to Denver after winning Event 19 ($2,500 no-limit hold 'em).

Safieddine has only been playing poker for four years, but has fared well at the WSOP, cashing five times. Previously, 15th place had been his best finish, but the victory and $521,785 pay day has moved him way up on the money list.

The runner-up in this event, John "the Razor" Phan, has struggled when reaching heads-up play at the WSOP. Last year, Phan finished second to Jon Friedberg and this year, his aces were cracked by Safieddine's pocket fours with a river four.

Another notable final table participant, Humberto Brenes, finished seventh in the event marking his third final table of the 2007 WSOP. Brenes has earned over $286,000 over the last eight days by cashing in the three events.

Below are the complete results of Event 19 ($2,500 no-limit hold 'em) of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 18 | Event 20

Buy In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $2,329,900
Entries: 1,013
Places paid: 99

1. Francois Safieddine, $521,785
2. John Phan, $330,846
3. Marcus Obser, $212,021
4. Devin Porter, $139,794
5. Shawn Hattem, $97,856
6. Lars Bonding, $74,557
7. Humberto Brenes, $55,918
8. Alex Bolotin, $40,773
9. Grospellier Bertrand, $29,124
10. Matthew Gilsdorf, $21,435
11. Mike Matusow, $21,435
12. Alex Outhred, $21,435
13. Sten Viberg, $19,105
14. Denise Molloy, $19,105
15. Randall McCallum, $19,105
16. Joshua Ladines, $16,775
17. John Roveto, $16,775
18. Mark Zand, $16,775
19. Sean LeFort, $14,445
20. Sebastian Skuja, $14,445
21. Greg Mueller, $14,445
22. Faraz Jaka, $14,445
23. James Walker, $14,445
24. Martin Green, $14,445
25. Mike Sica, $14,445
26. Lance Yuen, $14,445
27. Justin Scott, $14,445
28. Kelly Kim, $12,348
29. Roderick Cho, $12,348
30. Nick Nowkirk, $12,348
31. David Redlin, $12,348
32. Jon Kelley, $12,348
33. Thong Pham, $12,348
34. Unknown Player, $12,348
35. Thomas Hover, $12,348
36. James Ekman, $12,348
37. Mortyn Wilson, $10,485
38. Jon Turner, $10,485
39. John Shipley, $10,485
40. Daniel Harmentz, $10,485
41. Marlis Sawicki, $10,485
42. Suleiman Abueid, $10,485
43. David Levi, $10,485
44. Carl Olson, $10,485
45. Marco Johnson, $10,485
46. Michael Krueger, $8,854
47. Dustin Woolf, $8,854
48. David Margolis, $8,854
49. Patrick Keogan, $8,854
50. Mark Buodwijn, $8,854
51. Michael Meredith, $8,854
52. Allen Kellener, $8,854
53. Narinder Singh Khasria, $8,854
54. Raj Sawant, $8,854
55. Jason McKinley, $7,339
56. Richard Toth, $7,339
57. Donald Sjulstad, $7,339
58. Brian Wolfe, $7,339
59. Rafael Ibaibarriaga, $7,339
60. Arturo Diaz, $7,339
61. Jody Phillippo, $7,339
62. Pontus Khosravi, $7,339
63. Ben Bianco, $7,339
64. Steven Cersa, $6,058
65. Constantine Moustakis, $6,058
66. Steven Shanks, $6,058
67. Robert Saltiel, $6,058
68. Robert Castoire, $6,058
69. Neil Creighton, $6,058
70. Jason Levine, $6,058
71. Karen Thomas, $6,058
72. Shawn Buchanan, $6,058
73. Adam Katz, $5,126
74. Scott Leventhal, $5,126
75. Chad Brown, $5,126
76. Dan Santoro, $5,126
77. Doug Sanders, $5,126
78. Kevin Pion Kawski, $5,126
79. Matthew Carmody, $5,126
80. Robert Eisenberg, $5,126
81. Motoyuki Mabuchi, $5,126
82. Ville Wahlbeck, $4,310
83. Arnaud Maltern, $4,310
84. Peter Tagliaferro, $4,310
85. Boulos Estafanous, $4,310
86. John Matheny, $4,310
87. Scott Glazer, $4,310
88. Tom McCormick, $4,310
89. Josep Montervino, $4,310
90. Rob Hollink, $4,310
91. Paul Zibits, $3,844
92. Geoffrey Wilson, $3,844
93. Jonathan Little, $3,844
94. Robert Stevanovski, $3,844
95. Fredrik Halling, $3,844
96. Mike Allis, $3,844
97. Kelly Mulyk, $3,844
98. Terris Preston, $3,844
99. Robert Cole, $3,844

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