Young defeats huge field in Event 35 victory

Updated: July 2, 2007, 6:14 PM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

Each of the $1,500 no-limit hold 'em events at this year's WSOP has had a huge field. Ending on Saturday, Event 35 would be no exception, as 2,778 players battled for the $615,955 first place prize and bracelet.

Ryan Young, a 23-year-old aspiring poker pro from Torrance, California, made it through the minefield for the victory. Young had been playing poker for four years, primarily online. He entered the final table with an $800,000 plus chip lead over his closest competitor, Dustin Dirksen, and it took only six hours for him to defeat the table for the win. Dirksen would end up finishing in second, and well-known poker pro Nam Le finished third.

Other notable finishers include John Esposito (fourth), Aaron Kanter (18th), Phil Gordon (28th) and Juan Carlos Alvarado (37th).

Below are the complete results for Event 35 of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 34 | Event 36

Buy-in: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,468,465
Entries: 2,778
Places paid: 271

1. Ryan Young, $615,955
2. Dustin Dirksen, $381,381
3. Nam Le, $239,230
4. John Esposito, $156,020
5. Michael Trimby, $109,214
6. Paul Cheung, $79,743
7. Raj Jain, $62,408
8. Darren Glenn, $46,806
9. Joe Holmes, $36,751
10. Kenneth Adams, $30,510
11. Edward Im, $30,510
12. Steve Cohn, $30,510
13. David Mitchell, $27,043
14. Daniel Francis, $27,043
15. Salvatore Mangiafico, $27,043
16. Lawrence Goldstein, $23,576
17. Rob Boltin, $23,576
18. Aaron Kanter, $23,576
19. Matthew Traudt, $20,109
20. Kevin Prendergast, $20,109
21. David Matsumoto, $20,109
22. Frank Sinopoli, $20,109
23. Hans Winzeler, $20,109
24. Richard Washinsky, $20,109
25. Charles Zanatian, $20,109
26. Alejandro Maldonado, $20,109
27. Joseph Joffino, $20,109
28. Phil Gordon, $16,989
29. Jonas Klausen, $16,989
30. Bryan Uyeda, $16,989
31. John Dull, $16,989
32. Adrian Jimenez, $16,989
33. George Ramos, $16,989
34. Paul Bendetti, $16,989
35. Fabio Bianchi, $16,989
36. Belinda Casey, $16,989
37. Juan Carlos Alvarado, $14,215
38. Walter Strakowski, $14,215
39. Timothy Foley, $14,215
40. Kevin Song, $14,215
41. Michael Ium, $14,215
42. Robert Fulop, $14,215
43. David Hedley, $14,215
44. Ben Chung, $14,215
45. Robert Bryan, $14,215
46. Fred Ruscetti, $11,788
47. Thong Tran, $11,788
48. David Wells, $11,788
49. Jacob Fernandez, $11,788
50. John Vittikko, $11,788
51. Saleen Damania, $11,788
52. Thomas Dreaper, $11,788
53. Travis Green, $11,788
54. Michael Meredith, $11,788
55. Timothy McKean, $9,708
56. Hayato Shimizu, $9,708
57. Dan Dumont, $9,708
58. Russ Boyd, $9,708
59. Arthur Manfredi, $9,708
60. Edward Pellegrini, $9,708
61. John Juanda, $9,708
62. Antonio Esfandiari, $9,708
63. Kiet Tuan Lieu, $9,708
64. Vincents Curry, $7,974
65. Elliott Merlin, $7,974
66. Richard Mayor, $7,974
67. Thomas Culberson, $7,974
68. Yarom Limor, $7,974
69. Hank Lee, $7,974
70. Brent Sheirbon, $7,974
71. Adam Jed, $7,974
72. Colin Russell, $7,974
73. Paul Niemela, $6,587
74. Jason Kallivokas, $6,587
75. Nick Mao, $6,587
76. Jeppe Mikkelsen, $6,587
77. Anthony Meli, $6,587
78. Gary Gibbs, $6,587
79. Brian Hansen, $6,587
80. Aron Gould-Simon, $6,587
81. Peter Nguyen, $6,587
82. Mike Lee, $5,547
83. Gerrett Gruener, $5,547
84. Jonathan Weinstock, $5,547
85. Michael Zats, $5,547
86. John Zaheri, $5,547
87. Sali Ma, $5,547
88. Hevad Khan, $5,547
89. Darron Burroughs, $5,547
90. Greg Warner, $5,547
91. Patrice Boudet, $4,854
92. Michael Shuster, $4,854
93. Danny Ryan, $4,854
94. Vinh Truong, $4,854
95. Joshua Tieman, $4,854
96. Joe Sebok, $4,854
97. Allen Kellener, $4,854
98. Joe Tehan, $4,854
99. Michael Chandler, $4,854
100. Fabio Loducca, $4,334
101. Alan Hanson, $4,334
102. Clonie Gowen, $4,334
103. Thomas Starkey, $4,334
104. Robert Cheung, $4,334
105. Luke Staudenmaier, $4,334
106. Dan Mitnick, $4,334
107. Len Demchak, $4,334
108. Darren Stabinski, $4,334
109. Dennis Brent, $4,334
110. Steven Prater, $4,334
111. Joseph Lyon, $4,334
112. Mats Rahmn, $4,334
113. Matthew Sallee, $4,334
114. Travis Remmert, $4,334
115. Jennifer Lam, $4,334
116. Unknown Player, $4,334
117. Ben Prince, $4,334
118. Paul Foltyn, $4,334
119. Kathy Liebert, $4,334
120. Anthony Roux, $4,334
121. Sean LeFort, $4,334
122. Mark Buchholz, $4,334
123. Joseph Worth, $4,334
124. Ramon Gonzalez, $4,334
125. Dat Luu, $4,334
126. Clark Hamagami, $4,334
127. Scott Creasey, $3,987
128. Scott O'Reilly, $3,987
129. Eduardo Santi, $3,987
130. Alfred Gattenby, $3,987
131. John Hom, $3,987
132. Dan Scherf, $3,987
133. Brenton Parry, $3,987
134. Unknown Player, $3,987
135. George Dunst, $3,987
136. Jeremy Burleson, $3,987
137. Neil Timothy, $3,987
138. Dave Plaskett, $3,987
139. Sean Chen, $3,987
140. Benjamin Babauta, $3,987
141. Andrew Chud, $3,987
142. Keith Gregory, $3,987
143. Kayshan Muthy, $3,987
144. Shaun Linefsky, $3,987
145. Dao Bac, $3,987
146. Tom Clark, $3,987
147. Jamie Cohen, $3,987
148. Jeffrey Sims, $3,987
149. Kris Fields, $3,987
150. Daniel Sudhop, $3,987
151. Kevin o'Dell, $3,987
152. Thomas Huemiller, $3,987
153. Davis Aalvik, $3,987
154. Mark Griffin, $3,987
155. Maen Shadda, $3,987
156. Frank Okasaki Jr., $3,987
157. Hayden Fitzgerald, $3,987
158. Andrew Youngblood, $3,987
159. Donald Vaughn, $3,987
160. Donald Kuan, $3,987
161. Danielle McCauley, $3,987
162. Donavon Sparrow, $3,987
163. Corey Kluck, $3,640
164. Chris Avery, $3,640
165. Kenneth Lum, $3,640
166. Ronald Bender, $3,640
167. Eric Kurtzman, $3,640
168. Ernest Shepherd, $3,640
169. Per Ummer, $3,640
170. George Crawford, $3,640
171. Paul Lessard, $3,640
172. Jason Pizzo, $3,640
173. Adam Jacobson, $3,640
174. Juha Helppi, $3,640
175. Charles Mays, $3,640
176. Richard Clark, $3,640
177. William Wellman, $3,640
178. Robert Miller, $3,640
179. Aram Zerounian, $3,640
180. Jonathon Kreisner, $3,640
181. Randall Cooper, $3,640
182. Ted Leva, $3,640
183. Mike Hamparsomian, $3,640
184. Farhad Sinaei, $3,640
185. Gerald Bauer, $3,640
186. Shelby Miller, $3,640
187. Darrell Struck, $3,640
188. Tom Chambers, $3,640
189. Cezary Czesnowski, $3,640
190. Peter Vilandros, $3,640
191. Pamela Brunson, $3,640
192. Douglas Mandeville, $3,640
193. Steven Reeves, $3,640
194. Nicholas Manganaro, $3,640
195. John Massouh, $3,640
196. Paul Ahmed, $3,640
197. Robert Ryan, $3,640
198. Steve Ashhurst, $3,640
199. Darren Miller, $3,294
200. Benjamin Logan, $3,294
201. Gary Fenchuk, $3,294
202. Jeffrey Bergerson, $3,294
203. Gerald White, $3,294
204. Carlos Posso, $3,294
205. Mason White, $3,294
206. Raymond Lau, $3,294
207. Kenneth Hoback, $3,294
208. Stan Schrier, $3,294
209. Robert Starkey, $3,294
210. Jamie Heitner, $3,294
211. Gregory Sheppard, $3,294
212. Micheal Rybibki, $3,294
213. Gregory Bartku, $3,294
214. Christopher Floyd, $3,294
215. Wayne Mcgregor, $3,294
216. Eugene Todd, $3,294
217. Fred Goldberg, $3,294
218. Richard Chang, $3,294
219. Philip Lowery, $3,294
220. Robert Lang, $3,294
221. Micheal Derock, $3,294
222. Michael Vogel, $3,294
223. Matthew Walsh, $3,294
224. John Dodd, $3,294
225. Cheung Sun, $3,294
226. Trevor Lau, $3,294
227. Nicolo Caramatti, $3,294
228. Chris (Jesus) Ferguson, $3,294
229. Wade Woelfel, $3,294
230. Gregory Grivas, $3,294
231. Stephen Snider, $3,294
232. John Schmidt, $3,294
233. Nicola Cavacini, $3,294
234. Lazaro Rojas, $3,294
235. Jeffrey Whisler, $2,947
236. Kyle Hoffman, $2,947
237. Jason Light, $2,947
238. Jeff Campbell, $2,947
239. Tom McAvoy, $2,947
240. Todd Bendit, $2,947
241. Michael Kaplitz, $2,947
242. James Shaw, $2,947
243. Eric Lucas, $2,947
244. Quan Le Minh, $2,947
245. Herman Everett, $2,947
246. Peirce Shaad, $2,947
247. Matt Stout, $2,947
248. Richard Murnick, $2,947
249. Jaimes Peterson, $2,947
250. John Junker, $2,947
251. Russ Floyd, $2,947
252. Daniel Prenat, $2,947
253. Chris Hooper, $2,947
254. Jeffrey Cohan, $2,947
255. Charles Newton, $2,947
256. Charles Cardiel, $2,947
257. Leo Ramos, $2,947
258. Donny Carlton, $2,947
259. Gerald Gersten, $2,947
260. Carl Brewington, $2,947
261. Hosea Trice, $2,947
262. George Ludwig, $2,947
263. Daniel Gabrielson, $2,947
264. Nick Binger, $2,947
265. Jerome Goston, $2,947
266. David Leisge, $2,947
267. Darren Edward, $2,947
268. Randy Dorfman, $2,947
269. Jason Johnson, $2,947
270. Mike Kaplitz, $1,474
271. Reza Zand, $1,473

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