Thater breaking through in 2007

Updated: June 21, 2007, 3:13 PM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

Katja Thater wouldn't let her fifth-place finish in the ladies event last week slow her down at the WSOP. Thater rebounded in the $1,500 World Razz Championship final table on Tuesday to earn her first bracelet and her fifth lifetime cash at the series.

Thater's victory was the first for a woman in an open event since Annie Duke's in May 2004 and the first ever at the Rio. The 40-year-old professional poker player from Hamburg, Germany is well known overseas, and with the bracelet, she'll surely gain more recognition in the U.S.

Her bracelet wouldn't come easy as with 16 players left, she was 16th. After a run of cards, she made it to the final table where four of the eight players had won WSOP bracelets. Outlasting O'Neil Longson (third), Paul "Eskimo" Clark (fourth), Mark Vos (sixth), and Men "The Master" Nguyen (seventh), Thater earned $132,653 in first-place prize money.

Other notable finishers include Mickey Appleman (11th), David Oppenheim (15th), Jennifer Harman-Traniello (22nd) and David Sklansky (30th).

Below are the complete results for Event 29 of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 28 | Event 30

Buy-in: $1,500
Prize Pool: $465,465
Entries: 341
Places paid: 32

1. Katja Thater, $132,653
2. Larry St. Jean, $73,311
3. ONeil Longson, $46,547
4. Paul Clark, $31,186
5. Denny Axel, $24,204
6. Mark Vos, $18,386
7. Men Nguyen, $14,197
8. Thomas Daubert, $10,473
9. Mike Dreyer, $7,215
10. Devon Hanneman, $7,215
11. Mickey Appleman, $6,517
12. Barbara Lewis, $6,517
13. Jonathan Woodfield, $5,818
14. Scott Adasya, $5,818
15. David Oppenheim, $5,120
16. Mark Gerencher, $5,120
17. Steven Rothstein, $4,422
18. Christopher Amaral, $4,422
19. John Gurdon, $4,422
20. Lance Bruckman, $4,422
21. Lewis Lipsey, $4,422
22. Jennifer Harman-Traniello, $4,422
23. Stephen Su, $4,422
24. Berney Hoover, $4,422
25. Steven Cage, $3,724
26. Doug Webber, $3,724
27. Paul Honas, $3,724
28. Leroy Baca, $3,724
29. Daniel Harmentz, $3,724
30. David Sklansky, $3,724
31. Clifford Ziff, $3,724
32. John Monnette, $3,724

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