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RCW wins first bracelet

8/10/2007

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