College student wins rebuy title

Updated: July 9, 2007, 2:30 AM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

Although Michael Binger tied the record for most WSOP cashes in a year (eight) with his 56th place finish, it was Michael Graves who stole the spotlight by winning his first WSOP bracelet in his first WSOP cash. Graves defeated the field of 1,048 players to earn $742,121 in prize money.

The 23-year-old student only had two previous cashes in his poker career. Totaling under $5,000, Graves dramatically added to his bankroll with this victory. Oringally from Austin, Texas, Graves is currently a medical student at the University of Texas-Southwestern.

Runner-up in the event was Theo Tran, the "World Series of Checkers" champion. Tran has four WSOP cashes for $488,925.

Other notable finishers include Jordan Morgan (12th), David Williams (15th), Daniel Alaei (21st), Steve Billirakis (33rd) and Phil Hellmuth (95th).

Below are the complete results for Event 52 of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 51 | Event 53

Buy-in: $1,000
Rebuys: 2,336 Prize Pool: $3,226,609
Entries: 1048
Places paid: 98

1. Michael Graves, $742,121
2. Theo Tran, $387,193
3. Shawn Luman, $224,249
4. Shawn Hattem, $161,330
5. Chad Batista, $129,064
6. Kris Tate, $112,931
7. Issac Haxton, $96,798
8. Arnold Spee, $80,665
9. Thierry Cazals, $72,599
10. Ali Alawahdi, $64,532
11. Alex Bolotin, $59,692
12. Jordan Morgan, $54,852
13. Matt Lefkowitz, $50,012
14. Vivek Rajkumar, $45,173
15. David Williams, $40,333
16. Sam Simon, $35,493
17. Serge Gagnon, $30,653
18. Michael Melkersen, $25,813
19. Marco Johnson, $20,973
20. Chien Dinh, $20,973
21. Daniel Alaei, $20,973
22. David Cai, $20,973
23. Peter Feldman, $20,973
24. Xhelal Fusha, $20,973
25. Amnon Filippi, $20,973
26. Ryan Jones, $20,973
27. Joseph Udine, $20,973
28. Beqir Salihu, $16,133
29. Ylon Schwartz, $16,133
30. Craig Marquis, $16,133
31. Andre Hawit, $16,133
32. Scott Seiver, $16,133
33. Steve Billirakis, $16,133
34. Barney Boatman, $16,133
35. Steve Weinstein, $16,133
36. Shaun Deeb, $16,133
37. Alan Sass, $12,906
38. Carl Olson, $12,906
39. Raul Lozano, $12,906
40. Vadim Trincher, $12,906
41. Ronnie McMillan $12,906
42. Eitan Nisali, $12,906
43. Chris Bush, $12,906
44. Frederick Sisneros, $12,906
45. Jared Harriman, $12,906
46. JC Tran, $9,680
47. Bryan O'Connell, $9,680
48. Michael Andrews, $9,680
49. Thomas Bihl, $9,680
50. Paul McCaffrey, $9,680
51. Sean Picquelle, $9,680
52. Everett Carlton, $9,680
53. Collin Halstead, $9,680
54. Sean McCabe, $9,680
55. Justin Bonomo, $8,067
56. Michael Binger, $8,067
57. Kelly Kim, $8,067
58. Leo Wolpert, $8,067
59. Quinn Do, $8,067
60. Lee Watkinson, $8,067
61. Scott Bohlman, $8,067
62. Berry Johnston, $8,067
63. Carolyn Gardner, $8,067
64. Jordan Siegel, $6,453
65. Robert Harner, $6,453
66. Arturo Morales, $6,453
67. Eric Baldwin, $6,453
68. Jimmy Ngoc Tran, $6,453
69. William Franceshine, $6,453
70. Gino Yonan, $6,453
71. Jimmy Karlsson, $6,453
72. Matt Sterling, $6,453
73. Kevin Saul, $6,453
74. Joe Gualtieri, $6,453
75. Jean Claude Perrot, $6,453
76. Christopher Wolfe, $6,453
77. Irving Rice, $6,453
78. Van Marcus, $6,453
79. Thomas Wahlroos, $6,453
80. Pierre Asadi, $6,453
81. Ghena Dawoud, $6,453
82. Tuan Tran, $4,840
83. Rocky Rochford, $4,840
84. Jamie Gold, $4,840
85. Noel Scruggs, $4,840
86. Joe Pelton, $4,840
87. Matthew Sweeney, $4,840
88. Robert Daniel, $4,840
89. Michael Watson, $4,840
90. Roger McDow, $4,840
91. Jeffrey Lisandro, $4,840
92. Denis Kharitonov, $4,840
93. Susan Haughey, $4,840
94. Morten Ferandsen, $4,840
95. Phil Hellmuth, $4,840
96. Michael Castelli, $4,840
97. Ahmed Debabeche, $4,840
98. Reva Alexander, $4,840
98. David Gregory, $4,840
98. Joseph Hachem, $4,840

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