Chicago native wins bracelet

Updated: June 25, 2007, 5:27 PM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

Not wanting to take another vacation day, Ben Ponzio didn't call in sick … even after he made the final table of Event 25 ($2,000 no-limit hold 'em). Ponzio, an advertising sales manager for a hip-hop radio station in Chicago, won Event 25 and $599,109 on Sunday.

Ponzio's victory was his second cash in three years at the WSOP. His 122nd-place finish in a $2,000 no-limit hold 'em event in 2005 paid $2,325.

Other notable finishers include David Daneshgar (14th), Jordan Morgan (24th), and Kevin Saul (38th).

Below are the complete results of Event 25 ($2,000 no-limit hold 'em) of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 24 | Event 26

Buy In: $2,000
Prize Pool: $2,946,580
Entries: 1,619
Places paid: 153

1. Ben Ponzio, $599,109
2. David Hewitt, $373,985
3. Justin Rollo, $244,415
4. Evan Schwartz, $164,907
5. Travis Rice, $111,901
6. Danny Noam, $82,453
7. Adam Ross, $61,840
8. Ken Einiger, $45,644
9. Darryl Ronconi, $34,748
10. Praz Bansi, $26,650
11. Martin Green, $26,650
12. Yakov Hirsch, $26,650
13. Bassam Alsharairi, $23,705
14. David Daneshgar $23,705
15. Eric Baldwin, $23,705
16. Kanzuki Ikeuchi, $20,761
17. Richard Toth, $20,761
18. Peter Auer, $20,761
19. Justin Pechie, $17,816
20. Ross Boatman, $17,816
21. Matthew Beisher, $17,816
22. Charlie Ng, $17,816
23. Ben Armstrong, $17,816
24. Jordan Morgan, $17,816
25. Jeffrey Teck, $17,816
26. John Zentner III, $17,816
27. Jennifer Lam, $17,816
28. Christopher Collins, $15,166
29. William Corrigan $15,166
30. Douglas Miranda $15,166
31. Brandon Schaefer, $15,166
32. Jeff Kennedy, $15,166
33. Roy Mikus, $15,166
34. Nelson Tum, $15,166
35. Henri Kasper, $15,166
36. Hang La, $15,166
37. Anthony Ruberto $12,810
38. Kevin Saul, $12,810
39. Davis Aalvik, $12,810
40. Ryan Perfetti, $12,810
41. Joseph Webber, $12,810
42. Donald Emery, $12,810
43. Konstantin Anastasyadis, $12,810
44. Hannojoffen, $12,810
45. Daniel Falkenstein, $12,810
46. Derek Dubois, $10,748
47. Frank Romero, $10,748
48. Stephen O'Dwyer, $10,748
49. William Boner, $10,748
50. Dustin Pattinson, $10,748
51. Rolf Slotboom, $10,748
52. Robert Cooperstein, $10,748
53. Richard Meisner, $10,748
54. Ezra Udoff, $10,748
55. Kyle Brossia, $8,834
56. Jason Gonong, $8,834
57. Jason Stern, $8,834
58. Roy Von Der Locht, $8,834
59. Vivek Rajkumar, $8,834
60. Brian Lamkin, $8,834
61. Robert Rents, $8,834
62. Jeremiah Santiege, $8,834
63. Lauchlin McKinnon, $8,834
64. Anthony Schwartz, $7,362
65. Steve Kroger, $7,362
66. Stephen Feraca, $7,362
67. Sunny Chattha, $7,362
68. Phillip Rael, $7,362
69. Jeff Shulman, $7,362
70. Gary Margolis, $7,362
71. Stephen Jones, $7,362
72. Ron Linden, $7,362
73. Jim Huntley, $6,184
74. Michael Guadano, $6,184
75. Peter Rho, $6,184
76. Jesse Currier, $6,184
77. Amnon Filippi, $6,184
78. Ron Haeri, $6,184
79. Vicken Arslanian, $6,184
80. Michael Watson, $6,184
81. Adam Marshall, $6,184
82. Patrick Cottle, $5,153
83. David Schneyer, $5,153
84. Michael Turnbull, $5,153
85. Angel Freytez, $5,153
86. Doug Lorgeree, $5,153
87. Michael Melkersen, $5,153
88. Viken Gazarian, $5,153
89. Liz Lieu, $5,153
90. Steve Danne, $5,153
91. Terry Kulibert, $4,564
92. David Black, $4,564
93. Derek Lerner, $4,564
94. David Derringer, $4,564
95. Waylon Frey, $4,564
96. Michael Woo, $4,564
97. Sabri Alenius, $4,564
98. Jeremy Menard, $4,564
99. Benjamin Kramer $4,564
100. Mike Lancaster, $4,123
101. Robert Bansyckle, $4,123
102. William Jensen, $4,123
103. Chris Klodnicki, $4,123
104. Richard Stephen, $4,123
105. Earl Plyer, $4,123
106. Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, $4,123
107. Bryan Griggs, $4,123
108. Joep Durkstra, $4,123
109. Donovan Panone, $4,123
110. Christopher Guinnup, $4,123
111. Ly Le, $4,123
112. Roger Linnemann, $4,123
113. Matthew Shepsky, $4,123
114. Ernest Gutherie $4,123
115. Anthony Gargano, $4,123
116. Aditya Agarwal, $4,123
117. Michael Mateo, $4,123
118. Michael Shklover, $4,123
119. Christopher Gulla, $4,123
120. James English, $4,123
121. Brian Ragauckas, $4,123
122. Jon Eaton, $4,123
123. Warren Karp, $4,123
124. Robert Topham, $4,123
125. David Israelite, $4,123
126. Carl Deprete, $4,123
127. Levon Zakarian, $3,828
128. Eugene Bauerlein, $3,828
129. Darren Black, $3,828
130. Alex Brigante, $3,828
131. Gregory Dockus, $3,828
132. David Peay, $3,828
133. Garret Allen, $3,828
134. Mario Perez, $3,828
135. Shane Foulds, $3,828
136. James Lamatria, $3,828
137. Daniel Spangenberg, $3,828
138. Christopher Valterza, $3,828
139. Michael Gustyn, $3,828
140. Scott Preston, $3,828
141. Andre Webking, $3,828
142. Brian Kennedy, $3,828
143. John Kim, $3,828
144. Christopher Gunter, $3,828
145. Shannon Frankfather, $3,828
146. Gabriel Cook, $3,828
147. John Morris, $3,828
148. Mark Hope, $3,828
149. John White, $3,828
150. Shannon Elizabeth, $3,828
151. Michael Swick, $3,828
152. Ivan Caldwell, $3,828
153. Mazen Nassar, $3,828

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