Bennett wins Seniors World Poker Championship

Updated: June 28, 2007, 5:21 PM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

In the largest senior's event in WSOP history, Ernest Bennett, a 55-year-old former business owner from Encino, CA, made quick work at the final table, defeating his opponents in just over five hours.

Bennett started playing poker seriously five years ago and has cashed over 30 times, but up until Wednesday night, he had never won a major tournament. Bennett earned $348,423 for the win and the gold bracelet.

In this event, players must be at least 50 years old to participate. The oldest participant this year was 71 years old.

Other notable finishers include Brad Daugherty (29th), Tom McEvoy (34th) and Amarillo Slim (96th).

Below are the complete results for Event 41 of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 40 | Event 42

Buy-in:, $1,000
Prize Pool:, $1,712,620
Entries: 1,882
Places paid: 153

1. Ernest Bennett, $348,423
2. Anthony Korfman, $217,503
3. Rod Clarida, $142,147
4. Ed Smith, $95,907
5. Thomas Cantanzaro, $65,080
6. Leon Lewis, $47,953
7. Jack Deutsch, $35,965
8. Ray Abels, $26,546
9. Chuck Anderson, $20,209
10. Hassan Kamoer, $15,499
11. Gene Devore, $15,499
12. Randall Harrill, $15,499
13. John Zaiss, $13,787
14. Myron Icke, $13,787
15. Thomas Dreaper, $13,787
16. Sanford Cohen, $12,074
17. Ronald Matusek, $12,074
18. Jeanne David, $12,074
19. Jack Maresca, $10,361
20. Dennis Stotka, $10,361
21. Dennis Foli, $10,361
22. William Sheffey, $10,361
23. Exxon Feyznia, $10,361
24. Al Ethier, $10,361
25. Keith Uchima, $10,361
26. Vince Burgio, $10,361
27. Robert Menake, $10,361
28. Larry Enos, $8,820
29. Brad Daugherty, $8,820
30. Paul Gratsch, $8,820
31. Imani Heda, $8,820
32. James McHugh, $8,820
33. Martin Wennar, $8,820
34. Tom McEvoy, $8,820
35. Kenneth Piel, $8,820
36. Michael Wernick, $8,820
37. Bud Bidleman, $7,450
38. Joe Petro, $7,450
39. Francis Vandal, $7,450
40. Tom Ralph, $7,450
41. Terry Fleischer, $7,450
42. Laurence Lubliner, $7,450
43. Douglas McCallon, $7,450
44. Larry Pequignot, $7,450
45. William Derego, $7,450
46. Michael Rutherford, $6,251
47. Gerald Shebar, $6,251
48. Wayne Baker, $6,251
49. Bud Tufeld, $6,251
50. Howard Andrew, $6,251
51. Gerald Gregory, $6,251
52. Mark Bendure, $6,251
53. Dung Truong, $6,251
54. Tom McCormick, $6,251
55. Robert Williams, $5,138
56. James Kasputis, $5,138
57. William Starr, $5,138
58. Richard Sadler, $5,138
59. Colleen Mullaney, $5,138
60. Bob Smith, $5,138
61. Roy Upshaw, $5,138
62. Mark Abrahams, $5,138
63. James Deluco, $5,138
64. George Geros, $4,282
65. James Bucci, $4,282
66. Constantine Zdanowich, $4,282
67. Hugh Bryan, $4,282
68. Arthur Reber, $4,282
69. Patti Norris, $4,282
70. Albert Chaney, $4,282
71. Glenn Martinez, $4,282
72. Nicholas Baxter, $4,282
73. Kelly Smoot, $3,597
74. Wayne Hirao, $3,597
75. Richard Harris, $3,597
76. William Davis, $3,597
77. Gary Raimist, $3,597
78. Louis Ray, $3,597
79. John Ahm, $3,597
80. Steve Wise, $3,597
81. Edsel Forshee, $3,597
82. Melvin Tubbs, $2,997
83. Julie Parker, $2,997
84. Marshall Winkler, $2,997
85. Robert Hoffman, $2,997
86. Paul Guernsey, $2,997
87. David Malinish, $2,997
88. Joel King, $2,997
89. Kevin Landry, $2,997
90. John McCarthy, $2,997
91. David Minto, $2,655
92. Ted Smith, $2,655
93. Paul Apostolides, $2,655
94. Gerald Denicholas, $2,655
95. Bill Halpern, $2,655
96. Thomas Preston, $2,655
97. Geoffrey Hill, $2,655
98. David Bailey, $2,655
99. Paul Howard, $2,655
100. Gary Silvey, $2,398
101. Louis Adams, $2,398
102. Lawrence Haber, $2,398
103. Martin Leonard, $2,398
104. Edward Canfield, $2,398
105. Charles Fisher, $2,398
106. Michael Pfeiffer, $2,398
107. David Cloud, $2,398
108. Bruce Corman, $2,398
109. David Batholomew, $2,398
110. Cameron Doner, $2,398
111. Stephen Schwartz, $2,398
112. Ronald Bowshier, $2,398
113. Roy Duleba, $2,398
114. David Steirman, $2,398
115. Kevin Trubman, $2,398
116. Michael Skyhorse, $2,398
117. Larry Jones, $2,398
118. Louise Quintana, $2,398
119. Bernard Denny, $2,398
120. Sally Bar, $2,398
121. Evelyn Eisenbrey, $2,398
122. Edward Sullivan, $2,398
123. Shelby Miller, $2,398
124. Carl Peretta, $2,398
125. Barry Shipman, $2,398
126. Edward Gleason, $2,398
127. Robert Heist, $2,226
128. Czeslaw Piotrowski, $2,226
129. John Rottman, $2,226
130. Leonard St. Germain, $2,226
131. Akio Ishige, $2,226
132. Scott Krone, $2,226
133. Paul Friedman, $2,226
134. John Orr, $2,226
135. Brian Anderson, $2,226
136. Panayote Vilandos, $2,226
137. Charles Sipple, $2,226
138. Robert Zelinka, $2,226
139. John Selix, $2,226
140. Daniel Hart, $2,226
141. Dale Mitchell, $2,226
142. Allen Kremer, $2,226
143. Ronald Solarz, $2,226
144. Jackie Chitwood, $2,226
145. Phil Earle, $2,226
146. James Mudd, $2,226
147. Craig Shalhoob, $2,226
148. Lauren Koch, $2,226
149. Andrew Klivan, $2,226
150. John Mason, $2,226
151. William Thomas, $2,226
152. John Lair, $2,226
153. Skip Plotnicki, $2,226

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