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Missouri amateur Tebben wins $503,389

Updated: June 17, 2010, 3:25 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

All poker players enjoy a challenge in their home games. The gathering is usually for fun and everyone has a good time, but there's always that one player that can take control of the game if they'd like. Jeff Tebben's home game in Kansas City includes one of those players, Grant Hinkle. The 2008 World Series of Poker bracelet winner Hinkle encouraged Tebben to take a shot at this summer's Series. After winning Event 24, Tebben is extremely happy he listened.

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WSOPPhotos.comAmateur Jeff Tebben defeated a monstrous field of 3,289 to win his first bracelet.

The third $1,000 "Stimulus" event of the 2010 WSOP featured 3,289 players and created a prize pool that almost reached $3 million. Tebben, a 39-year-old medical supplies salesman from Oak Grove, Mo., patiently waited for the right spots and emerged the champion, earning $503,389 and the coveted WSOP bracelet. This was the third WSOP event for Tebben, who had never previously cashed at the WSOP. He'll now head home to see his wife Christine and his two children, Ty and Max, with a full wallet and his poker game filled with confidence.

"This is just surreal," said Tebben. "It's really a dream come true. I can't believe it."

Some of the prize money will go toward paying off his house and buying his wife a new car. He'll continue to play in the home game where he joked that it will be the only weekly game in the country with two WSOP winners.

Every member of the final table made at least $38,629, an impressive return on the $1,000 investment.

Other notable finishers from Event 24 include David Sands (69th), Eric Froehlich (103rd) and Burt Boutin (196th).

Below are the complete results of Event 24 at the 2010 World Series of Poker:

Event 24: no-limit hold 'em
Buy-in: $1,000
Entries: 3,289
Prize pool: $2,960,100
Players in the money: 342

1. Jeffrey Tebben ($503,389)
2. J.D. McNamara ($310,248)
3. Kiet Tran ($223,665)
4. Denis Murphy ($162,568)
5. David Cai ($119,410)
6. Blake Kelso ($88,654)
7. David Tolbert ($66,513)
8. Greg Pohler ($50,410)
9. Michael Gross ($38,629)
10. Alexis Belanger Lebel ($29,897)
11. Anthony Damore ($29,897)
12. James Jeffrey ($29,897)
13. Edgar de la Torre ($23,384)
14. Jaymes Rosenthal ($23,384)
15. Frederic Bussot ($23,384)
16. Gordon Johnson ($18,471)
17. Eugene Castro ($18,471)
18. Conrad Monica ($18,471)
19. Yordan Mitrentsov ($14,741)
20. Grantland Hillman ($14,741)
21. Holger Kanisch ($14,741)
22. Jean Santoni ($14,741)
23. Joseph Grenon ($14,741)
24. Laura Cantero ($14,741)
25. Jonas Mackoff ($14,741)
26. Dean Schankin ($14,741)
27. Christophe Benzimra ($14,741)
28. Andras Kovacs ($11,870)
29. Gary Hurst ($11,870)
30. Brian Kennish ($11,870)
31. Karga Holt ($11,870)
32. Mark Walters ($11,870)
33. Douglas King ($11,870)
34. Robert Fikac ($11,870)
35. Joshua Norris ($11,870)
36. Scott Pfeffer ($11,870)
37. Joel Casper ($9,649)
38. Jean-Francois Lauzon ($9,649)
39. Robert Perkins ($9,649)
40. Adam Coats ($9,649)
41. Dao Bac ($9,649)
42. David Wells ($9,649)
43. Adam Reynolds ($9,649)
44. David James ($9,649)
45. Jason Dong ($9,649)
46. Robert Caughie ($7,933)
47. Grayson Ramage ($7,933)
48. Carlson Le ($7,933)
49. Gavin Palmer ($7,933)
50. Victor Nacim ($7,933)
51. Jimmy Lujan ($7,933)
52. Curtis Wood ($7,933)
53. Eric Diubala ($7,933)
54. Daniel Chamberlain ($7,933)
55. Brent Thomas ($6,571)
56. William Tonking ($6,571)
57. Christoph Kwan ($6,571)
58. Brian Robinson ($6,571)
59. Daniel Retallick ($6,571)
60. Bryan Bulthaup ($6,571)
61. Alexander Gorfin ($6,571)
62. Dwight Derringer ($6,571)
63. Beth Gains ($6,571)
64. Tim Zhou ($5,505)
65. Cody Cunningham ($5,505)
66. Brant Hale ($5,505)
67. Gerard Zeitoun ($5,505)
68. Daniel Frank ($5,505)
69. David Sands ($5,505)
70. Samho Ngai ($5,505)
71. Michael Kulka ($5,505)
72. Lananh Huynh ($5,505)
73. Ryan Beckwith ($4,647)
74. Kenneth Krouner ($4,647)
75. Johan Vallgren ($4,647)
76. Qinghai Pan ($4,647)
77. Natalia Orlova ($4,647)
78. Burak Sancaktaroglu ($4,647)
79. Nicky Evans ($4,647)
80. Kyle White ($4,647)
81. Marc Magazu ($4,647)
82. Raymond Flavin ($3,966)
83. Richard Rinker ($3,966)
84. Emerson Teal ($3,966)
85. Ben Chou ($3,966)
86. Joseph Kuzmitch ($3,966)
87. Robert Kalteux ($3,966)
88. Bryan Kim ($3,966)
89. John Amburgey ($3,966)
90. Eric Paczkowski ($3,966)
91. Kevin Kelly ($3,404)
92. Chad Siu ($3,404)
93. Adams Sherman ($3,404)
94. David Jaoui ($3,404)
95. Tony O'Hagan ($3,404)
96. Gerald Crump ($3,404)
97. Valdemar Kwaysser ($3,404)
98. James Hoeland ($3,404)
99. Robert Aron ($3,404)
100. Charles Cochran ($2,960)
101. Mark Bryan ($2,960)
102. Philip Harrison ($2,960)
103. Eric Froehlich ($2,960)
104. Ashton Berner ($2,960)
105. Anders Taylor ($2,960)
106. Arjen Witteveen ($2,960)
107. Daniel Moorman ($2,960)
108. Sunny Hong ($2,960)
109. Tony Dunst ($2,960)
110. James Quick ($2,960)
111. Frank Sinopoli ($2,960)
112. Christopher Gordon ($2,960)
113. Benjamin Palmer ($2,960)
114. Franklyn Fiene ($2,960)
115. Trent Romero ($2,960)
116. Tristan Wade ($2,960)
117. Hiren Patel ($2,960)
118. Reed Hensel ($2,960)
119. Todd Goodrich ($2,960)
120. Luke Tavis ($2,960)
121. Veronica Dabul ($2,960)
122. Matt Molinari ($2,960)
123. Armando Tebano ($2,960)
124. Michael Tackett ($2,960)
125. Jason Wheeler ($2,960)
126. Alessandro Manciocchi ($2,960)
127. Mari Fukunaga ($2,960)
128. Jason Lanktree ($2,960)
129. Mark Caruso ($2,960)
130. Evgeniy Zaytsev ($2,960)
131. Daniel Dasilva ($2,960)
132. Brendan Baynes ($2,960)
133. Aaron Ruppert ($2,960)
134. Belden Billy ($2,960)
135. David Wilkinson ($2,960)
136. Herman Eisele ($2,960)
137. Norman Gautron ($2,960)
138. Steven Krupnick ($2,960)
139. Nicolas Yunis ($2,960)
140. Reggie Cardiel ($2,960)
141. John Ok ($2,960)
142. Scott Diver ($2,960)
143. Rudi Eriksen ($2,960)
144. Jason Frost ($2,960)
145 Felix Bohle ($2,604)
146. Anthony Mender ($2,604)
147. Jim Mcmanus ($2,604)
148. William Seeholzer ($2,604)
149. Ping Yung ($2,604)
150. Arnaud Mattern ($2,604)
151. Aaron Woodcock ($2,604)
152. Anthony Hice ($2,604)
153. Lee Gaines ($2,604)
154. Mike Gilbert ($2,604)
155. Jason Sackler ($2,604)
156. Glen Mitchell ($2,604)
157. Matthew Reed ($2,604)
158. Brent Wheeler ($2,604)
159. Daniel Havriliak ($2,604)
160 Jared Rubin ($2,604)
161. James Jewell ($2,604)
162. Thomas Conway ($2,604)
163. Paul Ratchford ($2,604)
164. Jay Helfert ($2,604)
165. Matthew Ross ($2,604)
166. Erik Alps ($2,604)
167. Anthony Schutter ($2,604)
168. Johnny Kitchens ($2,604)
169. Glen Mitchell ($2,604)
170. Michael Michnik ($2,604)
171. Kenny Nguyen ($2,604)
172. Joseph Michelau ($2,604)
173. Brian Hawkins ($2,604)
174. Thomas Miller ($2,604)
175. Jeffery Welch ($2,604)
176. Tyler Martinez ($2,604)
177. Andrew Chen ($2,604)
178. Karen Winston ($2,604)
179. Brittany Bowman ($2,604)
180. David Boggess ($2,604)
181. Christoph Lovett ($2,604)
182. Jamie Mccarrel ($2,604)
183. Michael Gentala ($2,604)
184. Vanna Tea ($2,604)
185. Lucas Humphrey ($2,604)
186. Miller Dao ($2,604)
187. Jonathan Lundy ($2,604)
188. Daryl Smith ($2,604)
189. Iain Mclean ($2,604)
190. Ron Haeri ($2,308)
191. Aaron Henderson ($2,308)
192. Yi Cheng ($2,308)
193. Anthony Scherer ($2,308)
194. James Slusher ($2,308)
195. Peter Krikkay ($2,308)
196. Burt Boutin ($2,308)
197. Benjamin Orlopp ($2,308)
198. David Holdaway ($2,308)
199. Nathan Amar ($2,308)
200. Aaron Georgelos ($2,308)
201. Can Kim Hua ($2,308)
202. Tony Phan ($2,308)
203. Kevin Clauson ($2,308)
204. David Park ($2,308)
205. Joseph Mastropietro ($2,308)
206. Mitch Garshofsky ($2,308)
207. Stephen Lieberman ($2,308)
208. Karle Wilson ($2,308)
209. Diane Holdaway ($2,308)
210. Chauncey Leopardi ($2,308)
211. Simon Charette ($2,308)
212. Jonathan Drane ($2,308)
213. Jorden Fox ($2,308)
214. Michael Ory ($2,308)
215. Adolfo Monreal ($2,308)
216. Matthew Crooks ($2,308)
217. Thupten Gawa ($2,308)
218. Ryan Lurich ($2,308)
219. John Mcdonald ($2,308)
220. David Mastropietro ($2,308)
221. Matt Stout ($2,308)
222. Ben Johnson ($2,308)
223. Kyle Wilson ($2,308)
224. Alexander Garcia ($2,308)
225. Kim Temme ($2,308)
226. Troy Perkins ($2,308)
227. Bradley Myers ($2,308)
228. Steven Gee ($2,308)
229. Matt Brady ($2,308)
230. James Leinenbach ($2,308)
231. Vincent Lepore ($2,308)
232. Boris Kisliuk ($2,308)
233. Michael Lehr ($2,308)
234. Cristiano Galeazzi ($2,308)
235. Francisco Gaviria ($2,072)
236. Aaron Stillwell ($2,072)
237. Philipp Knirck ($2,072)
238. Michael Parker ($2,072)
239. Jeffrey Cohan ($2,072)
240. Peter Smurfit ($2,072)
241. Sean Luckey ($2,072)
242. Gary Rabin ($2,072)
243. Richard Tatalovich ($2,072)
244. Norman Contreras ($2,072)
245. Markus Faller ($2,072)
246. Tyler Hamade ($2,072)
247. Stewart Yancik ($2,072)
248. Paul Berende ($2,072)
249. Steven Fox ($2,072)
250. Christopher Adams ($2,072)
251. Scott Sitron ($2,072)
252. Boyan Josic ($2,072)
253. Eugene Smith ($2,072)
254. Brett Mcclain ($2,072)
255. Frank Baris ($2,072)
256. Nikita Sosenkin ($2,072)
257. Michael Glasser ($2,072)
258. Michal Maryska ($2,072)
259. Blair D Angelo ($2,072)
260. Tommy Pruitt ($2,072)
261. Jc Bond ($2,072)
262. Jason Yano ($2,072)
263. Ronald Chomko ($2,072)
264. Takuya Suzuki ($2,072)
265. Alexander Jagodik ($2,072)
266. Scott Freeman ($2,072)
267. Seyed Jafari ($2,072)
268. Michael Sedore ($2,072)
269. Renae Lindberg ($2,072)
270. Kane Kalas ($2,072)
271. Robert Perillo ($2,072)
272. Mari Louise Morelli ($2,072)
273. Anthony Grappo ($2,072)
274. Sandra Cruz ($2,072)
275. Kyle Kraska ($2,072)
276. Noah Nodine ($2,072)
277. Leonid Yanovski ($2,072)
278. Kevin Walshe ($2,072)
279. Devin Volta ($2,072)
280. Rene Cassani ($2,072)
281. Christopher Liu ($2,072)
282. Eric Horn ($2,072)
283. Fabien Perrot ($2,072)
284. Roger Roman ($2,072)
285. Markus Wagner ($2,072)
286. Tri Nguyen ($2,072)
287. Corey Burbick ($2,072)
288. Anthony Dalpra ($2,072)
289. Amanda Jones ($1,864)
290. Jeffrey Sarwer ($1,864)
291. Joseph Martinez ($1,864)
292. Daniel Shimizu ($1,864)
293. Andrew Liporace ($1,864)
294. Ashraf Saadah ($1,864)
295. David Miscikowski ($1,864)
296. Arkadiy Tsinis ($1,864)
297. John Sayegh ($1,864)
298. Victor Palomar ($1,864)
299. James Judge ($1,864)
300. Eric Schwartz ($1,864)
301. Dale Atchison ($1,864)
302. Benjamin Kaupp ($1,864)
303. Ethan Foulkes ($1,864)
304. Gerald Hess ($1,864)
305. Bryan Kerr ($1,864)
306. Gabriel Alarie ($1,864)
307. Huykhiem Nguyen ($1,864)
308. Allen Demaree ($1,864)
309. Sammy Elkassir ($1,864)
310. Janay Graves ($1,864)
311. Ludovic Riehl ($1,864)
312. Jeff Blenkarn ($1,864)
313. John Hoang ($1,864)
314. Felix Mok ($1,864)
315. Adam Rymer ($1,864)
316. Robert Deppe ($1,864)
317. Michael Schneider ($1,864)
318. Jered Bettencourt ($1,864)
319. Raymond Szu ($1,864)
320. Michael Jukich ($1,864)
321. Amnuey Sri ($1,864)
322. Muruz Yohannes ($1,864)
323. Keith Donovan ($1,864)
324. Sergio Menichini ($1,864)
325. Scott Lazewski ($1,864)
326. John Sweeney ($1,864)
327. Nathalie Krivicky ($1,864)
328. Filip Andretsudis ($1,864)
329. William Fichman ($1,864)
330. Luke Mccourt ($1,864)
331. Trevor Rhodes ($1,864)
332. Michael Leibgorin ($1,864)
333. Martijn Hendrikx ($1,864)
334. John Quasarano ($1,864)
335. Jenny Marczynski ($1,864)
336. Au Dang ($1,864)
337. Jerson Joaquin ($1,864)
338. Raul Gonzales ($1,864)
339. Richard Song ($1,864)
340. John Lively ($1,864)
341. George Lind ($1,864)
342. Chris Bjorin ($1,864)

Andrew Feldman is ESPN.com's Poker Editor. He is the host of the Poker Edge Podcast and co-host of ESPN Inside Deal. Andrew has covered the poker industry for ESPN since 2004.

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