Coffee shop owner wins bracelet

Updated: July 8, 2007, 1:55 AM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

Although frustrated from busting out in his first event on the third hand of play, Ghandrasekhar Billavara decided to ante up in Event 49, the $1,500 no-limit hold 'em event. Billavara was one of 3,151 players participating which set the record for largest non-main event field ever and was the last one standing.

Billavara, a 38-year-old coffee shop owner from San Francisco, entered the final table last in chips, on Monday night, but refused to go down early. After doubling up with pocket aces on the very first hand, Billavara felt he had a chance to win the tournament, and did a mere five hours later.

The $722,914 first place prize money and gold bracelet made his second WSOP tournament one to remember.

Other notable finishers include Greg Mueller (eighth), Arnold Spee (33rd), Chris Birchby (46th), and Michael Mizrachi (56th).

Below are the complete results for Event 49 of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 48 | Event 50

Buy-in:, $1,500
Prize Pool:, $4,301,115
Entries: 3,151
Places paid: 324

1. Chandrasekhar Billavara, $722,914
2. Taylor Douglas, $467,101
3. John Hunt, $292,476
4. Leandro Pimentel, $189,249
5. Duane Felix, $131,184
6. Cort Kibler-Melby, $96,775
7. Ray Spencer, $75,270
8. Greg Mueller, $55,914
9. Lewis Titterton, $45,162
10. Thomas Middelthon, $37,635
11. Todd Lundwall, $37,635
12. Marc Phan, $37,635
13. Francis Mahiout, $33,334
14. Kyu Cho, $33,334
15. James Ray, $33,334
16. Duy Le, $29,033
17. Michael Dollins, $29,033
18. Kai Paulson, $29,033
19. Joshua Prinsky, $24,731
20. James Routos, $24,731
21. Jason Doosharm, $24,731
22. James Mell, $24,731
23. Jesse Martin, $24,731
24. Steve Moore, $24,731
25. Mikhail Ustinov, $24,731
26. James Kilaryian, $24,731
27. Shaun Deeb, $24,731
28. Joseph Anthony, $20,860
29. William Jordan, $20,860
30. Jeff Gibralter, $20,860
31. Jonathan Stamm, $20,860
32. Tommy Chaney, $20,860
33. Arnold Spee, $20,860
34. Paul Curtis, $20,860
35. Kianoosh Mohajeri, $20,860
36. Peter Herbt, $20,860
37. Mike Kalfa, $18,420
38. Adam Beck, $18,420
39. Michael Ciaravino, $18,420
40. Thomas Hover, $18,420
41. Rodney Darling, $18,420
42. Steven Olek, $18,420
43. Nico Behling, $18,420
44. Raymond Avery, $18,420
45. Brian Senie, $18,420
46. Chris Birchby, $14,409
47. Dominick Kulicki, $14,409
48. Keith Brookes, $14,409
49. Tracy Smith, $14,409
50. Quinn Do, $14,409
51. Trevor Ray, $14,409
52. Kao Saetern, $14,409
53. Al Silverberg, $14,409
54. Carl Merkling, $14,409
55. Constantine Karrys, $11,828
56. Michael Mizrachi, $11,828
57. Robert Pfeifer, $11,828
58. Bradley Berman, $11,828
59. Eric Vargo, $11,828
60. Chase Michaels, $11,828
61. Tung Pham, $11,828
62. John Parks, $11,828
63. Sverre Sundbo, $11,828
64. Brandon Nagle, $9,678
65. Steve Adams, $9,678
66. Jim Jakobson, $9,678
67. Jerry Van Hoot, $9,678
68. Rayan Nathan, $9,678
69. Frans Claessco, $9,678
70. Martin Berchenko, $9,678
71. Tsaoussis Charalampos, $9,678
72. Steve Simmons, $9,678
73. Shannon Shorr, $7,957
74. David Tran, $7,957
75. Kelsey Hendricks, $7,957
76. Anthony Vlahos, $7,957
77. Sam Yono, $7,957
78. Jeremy Wien, $7,957
79. Anahit Galajian, $7,957
80. Gary Haglund, $7,957
81. Walter Martin, $7,957
82. Scott Milkez, $6,667
83. Paul Arsenis, $6,667
84. John Orr, $6,667
85. Jesse Menarde, $6,667
86. Jesus Fuentes, $6,667
87. James Campbell, $6,667
88. Vernon Harness Jr., $6,667
89. Joseph Trindle, $6,667
90. Michael Stewart, $6,667
91. Mads Andersen, $5,807
92. Richie Wong, $5,807
93. Gebrehiwet Goitom, $5,807
94. Howard Andrew, $5,807
95. William Ihrie, $5,807
96. Jonathan S. Mann, $5,807
97. Patrice Boudet, $5,807
98. Lamont Dixon, $5,807
99. Marc Friedman, $5,807
100. Todd Martio, $5,161
101. Steven Demers, $5,161
102. Mark Tehscher, $5,161
103. Chul Kim, $5,161
104. Josh Walker, $5,161
105. Michael Minaker, $5,161
106. Rick Ribble, $5,161
107. William McKinney, $5,161
108. John Ziebarth, $5,161
109. Francisco Palacios, $5,161
110. Maciek Gracz, $5,161
111. Scott O'Reilly, $5,161
112. Serge Rautch, $5,161
113. Robert Ronk, $5,161
114. Chih Hao Lin, $5,161
115. Keiko Lim, $5,161
116. Robin Wheat, $5,161
117. Matthew Charackal, $5,161
118. Bryan Hyden, $5,161
119. Michael Whittingham, $5,161
120. Ian Keiser, $5,161
121. Michael Gloning, $5,161
122. Salomon Cohen, $5,161
123. Glenn Hughes, $5,161
124. Adam Katz, $5,161
125. John Ewen, $5,161
126. David Oar, $5,161
127. Jacob Daniel, $4,731
128. Jonathan Little, $4,731
129. Ian Fieldhouse, $4,731
130. David Pott, $4,731
131. John Bingham, $4,731
132. Daniel Hamm, $4,731
133. Kathleen King, $4,731
134. Arthur Molloy, $4,731
135. Mark Rubin, $4,731
136. Andrew Sardella, $4,731
137. Todd Bryson, $4,731
138. Enrico Rivera, $4,731
139. Lee Rzentkowski, $4,731
140. Chad Brown, $4,731
141. Hein Tran, $4,731
142. James Marrone, $4,731
143. John Mazursky, $4,731
144. Kalyan Venkataraman, $4,731
145. John Chadwick, $4,731
146. Adam Reren, $4,731
147. Robert McDougall, $4,731
148. Sam Rustom, $4,731
149. Louis Tomasello, $4,731
150. Kenneth Ashton, $4,731
151. Raymond Mulligan, $4,731
152. Dmitry Shilnikov, $4,731
153. Raymond Melnikov, $4,731
154. Charles Burris, $4,301
155. Shelly Rubenstein, $4,301
156. Andrew Dean, $4,301
157. Eric Renz, $4,301
158. Ross Myers, $4,301
159. Dan Woodward, $4,301
160. Howard Wolper, $4,301
161. Darren Cleveland, $4,301
162. Rolando Lozano, $4,301
163. Warren Fund, $4,301
164. Joe Patrick, $4,301
165. Mike Crocciola, $4,301
166. Laurence Hughes, $4,301
167. Chris Ragavanis, $4,301
168. Mark Mulloy, $4,301
169. Brenda Jacobus, $4,301
170. Unknown Player,, $4,301
171. Steve Cohn, $4,301
172. Jason Hackett, $4,301
173. Felipe Quijano, $4,301
174. Eric Henrichsen, $4,301
175. Mark Broers, $4,301
176. Richard Geyer, $4,301
177. Jeff Slayton, $4,301
178. Kenneth Burman, $4,301
179. Eduardo Pimental, $4,301
180. Michael Bynum, $4,301
181. Robert Moretti, $3,871
182. Leo Whitt, $3,871
183. Karen Black, $3,871
184. Moolir Spoor, $3,871
185. Tim Adams, $3,871
186. Robert Tepper, $3,871
187. James Whitehead, $3,871
188. John Womack, $3,871
189. Luc Ratelle, $3,871
190. Peter Dalhuissen, $3,871
191. James Scheppele, $3,871
192. Mikael Johansson, $3,871
193. Michael Sheehan, $3,871
194. Keith Bram, $3,871
195. Paul Saharsky, $3,871
196. Kelly Jacobs, $3,871
197. Joshua Robins, $3,871
198. Frederick Christenson, $3,871
199. John Myung, $3,871
200. Robert Green, $3,871
201. Lee Newman, $3,871
202. Cameron Wiley, $3,871
203. Gary Friedlander, $3,871
204. Lander Aleman, $3,871
205. David Oppedisano, $3,871
206. Marc Lome, $3,871
207. Bruno Mellambro, $3,871
208. Dan Heimiller, $3,871
209. James Pin, $3,871
210. Grett Steele, $3,871
211. Mike Pietsch, $3,871
212. Terry Tsang, $3,871
213. Frank Arsena, $3,871
214. Robert Cook, $3,871
215. Michael Sye, $3,871
216. Mike Clark, $3,871
217. Francisco Lopez, $3,441
218. Robert Rodgers, $3,441
219. Richard Lewis, $3,441
220. Jason Beasley, $3,441
221. Charles Lunn, $3,441
222. Josh Prager, $3,441
223. Kevin Kalthoff, $3,441
224. Mark Wilds, $3,441
225. Albes Daniel, $3,441
226. Garen Resh, $3,441
227. Jason Rich, $3,441
228. Alex Coric, $3,441
229. Rocky Rochford, $3,441
230. Don Fryer, $3,441
231. Phillip Lindhorn, $3,441
232. Aresh Binaford, $3,441
233. Joe Mignano, $3,441
234. Matthew Rizzo, $3,441
235. Virgil Threlkekd, $3,441
236. Robert Pacleb, $3,441
237. Jay Sites, $3,441
238. Rudy Wong, $3,441
239. Gary Gibbo, $3,441
240. Robert Boop, $3,441
241. Stephen Kenna, $3,441
242. Adam Schiffer, $3,441
243. Scott Seiver, $3,441
245. Clifford Pappas, $3,441
246. Ryan Celements, $3,441
247. Derek Scott, $3,441
248. Brian Darmanin, $3,441
249. Christopher Togsveld, $3,441
250. Karsten Hennefeller, $3,441
251. Darren Mandainin, $3,441
252. Christopher Abroscato, $3,441
253. James Richards, $3,011
254. Wesley Browe, $3,011
255. Askana Akopyan, $3,011
256. Jeffrey Gray, $3,011
257. Ryan Miller, $3,011
258. Christopher Holuka, $3,011
259. Todd Draper, $3,011
260. Casper Toft, $3,011
261. Kyle Murray, $3,011
262. Matthew Nelson, $3,011
263. Vincenti Chan, $3,011
264. Michael Stroh, $3,011
265. Daniel Lumbera, $3,011
266. Jordan Smith, $3,011
267. Jack Damsky, $3,011
268. Michale Lan, $3,011
269. John Saini, $3,011
270. Thomas Woolen, $3,011
271. Melton Little, $3,011
272. Richard Turner, $3,011
273. David Cline, $3,011
274. Romeo Pueblo, $3,011
275. Jason Newburger, $3,011
276. Ryan Propas, $3,011
277. Ryan Preus, $3,011
278. Lars Lousjo, $3,011
279. Mike Johnson, $3,011
280. Peter Feldman, $3,011
281. Michael Wehner, $3,011
282. Peder Skaj, $3,011
283. Waylon Frey, $3,011
284. Timothy Simes, $3,011
285. David Taisne, $3,011
286. Dan McGuire, $3,011
287. Alexander Dumphy, $3,011
288. Greg Wynn, $3,011
289. Idan Karen, $2,667
290. Dustin Vinas, $2,667
291. James Hall, $2,667
292. Patricia Lee, $2,667
293. Kevin O'Sullivan, $2,667
294. Michael Hurey, $2,667
295. Matthew Manos, $2,667
296. Sean Deaton, $2,667
297. Peter Dumdeang, $2,667
298. Robert Edwards, $2,667
299. Gregory Hall, $2,667
300. Justin Wallace, $2,667
301. Jeffrey Rose, $2,667
302. Anthony Breslin, $2,667
303. Johannes Vogel, $2,667
304. Gerald Watterson, $2,667
305. James Price, $2,667
306. Jamie Eisner, $2,667
307. Dhruu Doshi, $2,667
308. Alex Dederer, $2,667
309. Bradley Smithson, $2,667
310. Binh Ly, $2,667
311. Jerry Cooper, $2,667
312. Jason Newitt, $2,667
313. Charles Chitty, $2,667
314. Mike Lewis, $2,667
315. Jun Gao, $2,667
316. Brian Lee, $2,667
317. Adam Musser, $2,667
318. Sung Lee, $2,667
319. David Heine, $2,667
320. James Barber, $2,667
321. John Nikolaou, $2,667
322. Benjamin Schmeier, $2,667
323. Tony Barrett, $2,667
324. Alexander Elsik, $2,667

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