Commentary

RCW wins first bracelet

Updated: August 10, 2007, 4:21 PM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

After beginning to play poker seriously only two years ago, Robert "RCW" Cheung has achieved success on the highest level. Cheung won the $1,500 no-limit hold 'em event which finished Monday night, earning $673,628 and the bracelet.

Cheung, a 46-year-old businessman from Vancouver, British Columbia, has cashed three times at the WSOP just in the last week. After a 22nd place finish in the $5,000 heads-up tournament, Cheung finished 104th in Event 35, and then won Event 38. Last year, Cheung had only one cash at the WSOP, a 23rd place finish in a $1,500 no-limit hold 'em event. He also finished fourth at Lake Tahoe in a WSOP Circuit main event.

The final table included some very notable names, including Erica Schoenberg, who finished third, and Chris Bjorin, who recorded his third final table of the 2007 WSOP, finishing sixth.

Other notable finishers include Burt Boutin (21st), Men Nguyen (41st), Eric Lynch (42nd), Sorel Mizzi (43rd) and Kathy Liebert (46th).

Below are the complete results for Event 38 of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 37 | Event 39

Buy-in: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,791,970
Entries: 2,778
Places paid: 270

1. Robert Cheung, $673,628
2. Richard Murnick, $417,117
3. Erica Schoenberg, $261,646
4. John Kranyak, $170,639
5. Andrew Lee, $119,447
6. Chris Bjorin, $87,215
7. Suey Wong, $68,255
8. Ernie Crespo, $51,192
9. Nick Goodall, $40,195
10. Ryan Osbourne, $33,369
11. Georges Djen, $33,369
12. Ed Fernandez, $33,369
13. Marcus Collins, $29,577
14. David Cossio, $29,577
15. Shane Stacey, $29,577
16. Joshua Vanduyn, $25,785
17. Phillip Motsinger, $25,785
18. Mark Arum, $25,785
19. Morgan Machina, $21,993
20. Zachary Clark, $21,993
21. Burt Boutin, $21,993
22. Rodeen Talebi, $21,993
23. Michael Perrazzo, $21,993
24. Fred Lavassani, $21,993
25. Karl Mahrenholz, $21,993
26. Mitchell Hecht, $21,993
27. John Roberts, $21,993
28. Darin Haddock, $18,581
29. Jeff Kimber, $18,581
30. Jeffrey Alexander, $18,581
31. Marcel Luske, $18,581
32. Josh Millet, $18,581
33. Mark McCormick, $18,581
34. Billy Poindexter, $18,581
35. Unknown Player, $18,581
36. Andrew Sandomire, $18,581
37. Chris Nash, $15,547
38. Julian Leferre, $15,547
39. Jason Kallivokas, $15,547
40. Timothy Dolan, $15,547
41. Men Nguyen, $15,547
42. Eric Lynch, $15,547
43. Sorel Mizzi, $15,547
44. Richie Crocker, $15,547
45. Mark Utterback, $15,547
46. Kathy Liebert, $12,893
47. Nicholas Manganaro, $12,893
48. Albertin Hernandez, $12,893
49. Steve Frakes, $12,893
50. Justin Henry, $12,893
51. Travis Pearson, $12,893
52. Justin Jorgensen, $12,893
53. Phillippe Olbrechts, $12,893
54. John Ronnie Jackson III, $12,893
55. Roderick Ueno, $10,618
56. Arthur Min, $10,618
57. Gary Bogdanski, $10,618
58. Aram Zerounian, $10,618
59. Allen King, $10,618
60. Joseph Najjar, $10,618
61. Joseph Cappello, $10,618
62. Eric Hershler, $10,618
63. Charles Leonard, $10,618
64. Scott Rose, $8,722
65. Anna Yen, $8,722
66. David Minto, $8,722
67. Richard Digiorgio, $8,722
68. Matt Molinari, $8,722
69. David Sparks, $8,722
70. Sajid Zia, $8,722
71. Tim Debenport, $8,722
72. George Dunst, $8,722
73. Frank Lin, $7,205
74. Dominic canicosa, $7,205
75. Edward Moncada, $7,205
76. Adam Bondra, $7,205
77. Timothy Jaxon, $7,205
78. Robert Hwang, $7,205
79. Nicholas Rainey, $7,205
80. Edward Ross, $7,205
81. Jason Finn, $7,205
82. Walter Remaley, $6,067
83. Peter Sullivan, $6,067
84. Michael Banducci, $6,067
85. Patrick Quinn, $6,067
86. Jasper Hoog, $6,067
87. Eric Strong, $6,067
88. Marc Lome, $6,067
89. Andrew Kelsall, $6,067
90. Daniel Bokesch, $6,067
91. Steven Mills, $5,309
92. Steve Simmons, $5,309
93. Peter Nifakos, $5,309
94. Ron Faltinsky, $5,309
95. Christian Zetzsche, $5,309
96. Alex Jacob, $5,309
97. Raymond Luysterborghs, $5,309
98. Dimitrios Koutougos, $5,309
99. Walter Farina, $5,309
100. David Zeitlin, $4,740
101. Norman Gautron, $4,740
102. Edward Holyoke, $4,740
103. Thomas Ross, $4,740
104. John Hom, $4,740
105. Phillip Sykes, $4,740
106. Betty Sieglin, $4,740
107. Matthew Murphy, $4,740
108. Daniel Rumph, $4,740
109. Mike Pietsch, $4,740
110. Dan Bush, $4,740
111. Brian Huenfield, $4,740
112. Motoyuki Mabuchi, $4,740
113. Kendale Limahai, $4,740
114. Nick Andricopulos, $4,740
115. Anthony Lee, $4,740
116. Taeho Baik, $4,740
117. Jeffrey Platt, $4,740
118. Chris Ferguson, $4,740
119. Paul McGuire, $4,740
120. John Miller, $4,740
121. Grant Thompson, $4,740
122. Robert Goldfarb, $4,740
123. Dimitriy Bykov, $4,740
124. Daniel Gotch, $4,740
125. Marcello Delgrosso, $4,740
126. John Gordon, $4,740
127. Christian Avendanobarrera, $4,361
128. John Campbell, $4,361
129. Joseph Haddad, $4,361
130. Ben Prince, $4,361
131. Thomas Schreiber, $4,361
132. Charlie Sewell, $4,361
133. Jeffrey Kaplow, $4,361
134. Thomas Walker, $4,361
135. Julie Nhien Thi Dang, $4,361
136. Sovann Sin, $4,361
137. Jeffrey Bergerson, $4,361
138. David Robbins, $4,361
139. Jae Pak, $4,361
140. Ryan Roberts, $4,361
141. David Thomas, $4,361
142. Douglas Harrah, $4,361
143. Serena Liu, $4,361
144. Peter Clarke, $4,361
145. Earl Odom, $4,361
146. Martin May, $4,361
147. Ryan Dersch, $4,361
148. David Leisge, $4,361
149. John Merrick, $4,361
150. Roy Levalle, $4,361
151. Michael Landers, $4,361
152. David Wilson, $4,361
153. Hyun Kim, $4,361
154. Allan Jacobi, $4,361
155. Randall Martinat, $4,361
156. Aaron Cole, $4,361
157. Eugene Tito, $4,361
158. Ron Nichols, $4,361
159. Don Zewin, $4,361
160. Mark Bonner, $4,361
161. Christian Laidig, $4,361
162. Eric Richter, $4,361
163. Domenic Mirabelli, $3,982
164. Gerald Miller, $3,982
165. John David Wimberly, $3,982
166. Aaron Raap, $3,982
167. Michael Hutsko, $3,982
168. Steve Beck, $3,982
169. Ryan Daut, $3,982
170. Erik Norton, $3,982
171. Rick Fox, $3,982
172. Robert Marshall, $3,982
173. Jeff Collins, $3,982
174. Farzad Najafabadi, $3,982
175. John Smith, $3,982
176. Ronald Savellano, $3,982
177. Joshua Gideon, $3,982
178. Audley Harrison, $3,982
179. Aaron Thurston, $3,982
180. Lonnie Ruscito, $3,982
181. Matthew Voorhees, $3,982
182. Aaron Lewis, $3,982
183. Andrew Webking, $3,982
184. Lee Markholt, $3,982
185. William Roseberry, $3,982
186. Jonathan Heath, $3,982
187. Minh Nguyen, $3,982
188. Edmund Alipoon, $3,982
189. Drew Gisenberg, $3,982
190. Luigi Caramatti, $3,982
191. Garret Allen, $3,982
192. Tolga Ural, $3,982
193. Quinn Do, $3,982
194. Hankey Lewis, $3,982
195. Adrian Wee, $3,982
196. Mark Smith, $3,982
197. Matthew Clements, $3,982
198. John Gruszcynski, $3,982
199. Russell Nygren, $3,602
200. Hichem Chami, $3,602
201. Tracy Morgan, $3,602
202. Josh Teel, $3,602
203. David Belfiore, $3,602
204. Waylon Frey, $3,602
205. Brad Paleg, $3,602
206. Robert Wing, $3,602
207. Dondi Dismer, $3,602
208. Mark Bryan, $3,602
209. Michael Oshaughnessy, $3,602
210. Jonathan Austria, $3,602
211. Janiece Fidler, $3,602
212. Alan Lake, $3,602
213. Kirk Uyezu, $3,602
214. Giovanni Massa, $3,602
215. Ryan Bockiaro, $3,602
216. Larry Nordgren, $3,602
217. Daniel Hirleman, $3,602
218. Ronald Glantz, $3,602
219. Daniel Call, $3,602
220. Karen Manfrede, $3,602
221. Mark Rochford, $3,602
222. Eric Iwamoto, $3,602
223. Jason Blanchard, $3,602
224. Patrick Heneghan, $3,602
225. Robert Ruhl, $3,602
226. Peter Dunaj, $3,602
227. Ali Asar, $3,602
228. Marco Palacios, $3,602
229. Eric Mizrachi, $3,602
230. Karen Karnafel, $3,602
231. Shawn Clingan, $3,602
232. Nicholas Tsoukalas, $3,602
233. Adam Payaa, $3,602
234. Gary Dolenga, $3,602
235. James Cleer, $3,223
236. Juha Helppi, $3,223
237. Xhelal Fusha, $3,223
238. Keefe Jones, $3,223
239. Dagobert Flores, $3,223
240. James Dzatko, $3,223
241. Mike Ebert, $3,223
242. Tom Love, $3,223
243. Shawn Lusher, $3,223
244. Bradley Skarpness, $3,223
245. Mark Dingeman, $3,223
246. Roberto Salvadori, $3,223
247. Patrick Maurer, $3,223
248. Robert Fishman, $3,223
249. Brian Hawkins, $3,223
250. Brian Hawkins, $3,223
251. David Lapychak, $3,223
252. Albert Fu, $3,223
253. John Gruszcynski, $3,223
254. Michael Brame, $3,223
255. Andrew Vanderkop, $3,223
256. Andrew Chud, $3,223
257. Carl Brewington, $3,223
258. Kent Frampton, $3,223
259. Gary Snyder, $3,223
260. James Taylor, $3,223
261. Mark Grabowski, $3,223
262. Alexander Johnoff, $3,223
263. Chih Hao Lin, $3,223
264. Kenneth Stead, $3,223
265. James Farschon, $3,223
266. Andrew Miklos, $3,223
267. Paul Quade, $3,223
268. Craig Mueller, $3,223
269. William Sensenbach, $3,223
270. Eric Ryles, $3,223

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