Event #14, 2006
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Number Four….and Counting

Allen Cunningham Wins Fourth Gold Bracelet, Second in Two Years

Tranquil 29-year-old poker pro outplays tough final table and wins
$625,830
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Event #14
No-Limit Hold’em w/Re-buys
Buy-In:  $1,000
Number of Entries:  752
Number of Re-buys: 1,670
Total Prize Money:  $2,317,887


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Number Four….and Counting

Allen Cunningham Wins Fourth Gold Bracelet, Second in Two Years

Tranquil 29-year-old poker pro outplays tough final table and wins $625,830


Las Vegas, NV – The loudest poker personalities may get the fame, but the most
skilled players get the money.  Allen Cunningham is neither loud, nor famous.  In
fact, he is usually the quietest poker player in the room.  But he is most certainly a
skilled consummate poker professional, and he sure gets the money.  Lots of
money.
Cunningham topped a highly-competitive field of 752 players in the $1,000 buy-in
No-Limit Hold’em world championship at the 2006 World Series of Poker.  He won
a whopping $625,830 in prize money.  The victory marked the fourth time the 29-
year-old poker professional from southern California has won a WSOP title.
This was the first tournament of this year’s World Series with re-buys.  All other
tournaments played thus far have been single-elimination freeze outs.  The 1,670
re-buys in this event helped to generate a total prize pool of $2,317,887.  After
two lengthy days of play, the nine finalists took the illuminated stage at the Rio
Casino in front of a packed gallery and ESPN television cameras on hand to film
the exciting finale.
The final table started off with “Captain” Tom Franklin and Tim Phan sharing a
considerable substantial chip lead over the rest of the field.  Of the final nine, only
Franklin and Cunningham were former gold bracelet winners.  Franklin won his
WSOP title back in 1999 (Limit Omaha).  Cunningham’s WSOP victories came in
2001 (Seven-Card Stud), 2002 (Deuce to Seven Lowball), and 2005 (No-Limit Hold’
em
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Name
Alex Jacob
Allen Cunningham
Tim Phan
Everett Carlton
John Hoang
Captain Tom Franklin
Steve Wong
David Rheem
Andy Bloch
Chip Count
$106,000
$234,000
$551,000
$86,000
$274,000
$590,000
$295,000
$145,000
$157,000
Seat #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Alex Jacob’s stay at the final table was short, and not so sweet.  On the seventh
hand of play, Jacob was down to his last 30,000 in chips after losing a big pot and
called an all-in bet with ten-nine.  Andy Bloch had ace-king.  The flop came with
two aces and Jacob was drawing dead.  It was an ugly ten minutes.  Alex Jacob, a
Yale graduate, pocketed $46,358 as the first player out.
There has been some discussion in recent weeks about the best poker players
never to have won a WSOP gold bracelet.  Such a short list would certainly include
Andy Bloch, both an MIT and Harvard Law School graduate who has used his
considerable mental talents to earn money playing poker in recent years.  Bloch,
who won an event on last year’s WSOP Circuit (which awards gold and diamond
rings, by the way – not gold bracelets), was never able to establish any
momentum and ended up going out in eighth place.  Bloch lost his remaining chips
with pocket nines against Allen Cunningham’s ace-queen.  An ace flopped, and
Bloch failed to improve.  Bloch knocked off $67,537.
Allen Cunningham took out another player when his ace-ten whipped out Everett
Carlton’s king-jack.  Cunningham made two pair, smoking Carlton’s chances of
victory.  This was Carlton’s second time to cash at the WSOP.  Interestingly,
Carlton first took up poker seriously when he was recovering from surgery in the
hospital and saw it being played on TV.  Little did he know back then, that he’d
appear at an ESPN final table and make $92,715 in prize money.
Tim Phan went out next when his ace-queen suited was covered by Chino Rheem’
s ace-king.  Neither player made a pair, so the ace-king played and Vietnamese-
born Phan was out.  The Westminster, CA-based poker player collected $115,894.
With Allen Cunningham holding the chip lead, John Q. Hoang made a bold move
with an all-in raise (his last 240,000) holding seven-six in the small blind.  The
fearless steal attempt failed when Tom Franklin called instantly and showed ace-
queen.  Hoang missed completely and was bounced off of the final table.  Hoang,
who was the runner up in last week’s Seven-Card Stud championship, took fifth
place this time, good for $139.073.
Dutch player Steve Wong was eliminated in fourth place when he tried to bluff at
a 500,000 pot holding an ace-high and a backdoor flush draw.  Chino Rheem wasn’
t going anywhere with his flopped set of sixes.  He made the easy call and
scooped Wong’s last chip.  Wong collected $162,252.
“Captain” Tom Franklin set his sights on winning gold bracelet Number Two.  He
looked to be the early favorite, but lost the chip lead to Allen Cunningham and
never fully recovered.  Franklin, who holds two college degrees, served with the
US armed forces in Vietnam, and also plays the drums was pounded on his final
hand of the night when he flopped top pair, but lost when Chino Rheems
completed a flush.  “Captain” Tom Franklin was honorably discharged in third
place, which paid $185,431.
The Cunningham-Rheems heads-up match lasted for nearly three hours.  The
most decisive hand of play took place early in the bout when Cunningham seized
the chip lead.  On the key hand, Cunningham raised 50,000 pre-flop, Rheem re-
raised to 250,000 and Cunningham moved all-in.  Rheem called.  When
Cunningham flipped over pocket queens against Rheems’ ace-queen, the crowd
sensed an immediate momentum shift.  An ace would have ended the tournament
and crowned Rheems the champion.  But alas, the ace did not come and
Cunningham won the big pot.  
It took another 50 hands or so before Cunningham finally polished off his
persistent rival.  Rheem was getting low on chips and tried to make a sneaky pre-
flop move holding jack-nine.  Cunningham called the all-in raise with ace-queen
and caught a gratuitous ace on the river to make a pair.  David “Chino” Rheem, a
26-year-old poker pro from Miami, Florida received $327,981 in his first WSOP final
table appearance.
True to his character, Allen Cunningham’s life story is unpretentious.  He was a
straight A-student at UCLA when he discovered his hidden talent for poker
playing.  While pursuing a degree in civil engineering, he started playing the game
more seriously and began making money.  In 1999, Cunningham enjoyed a
breakthrough year in tournament poker – coincidently the same year that
emerging rivals Phil Ivey, John Juanda, and Daniel Negreanu invaded the poker
scene and began winning millions.  In historical retrospect, Cunningham was part
of a revolutionary movement in the game of poker, away from older, more
traditional players towards younger, inventive new champions.   
With this victory, Cunningham moved into elite poker territory.  He joins nine
players who have also won four WSOP gold bracelets – a list which currently
includes Mickey Appleman, Bobby Baldwin, David Chiu, Artie Cobb, Tom McEvoy,
Scotty Nguyen, Puggy Pearson, Amarillo Slim Preston, and Huck Seed.
At age 29, Cunningham is one of only four other players to win at least four gold
bracelets before turning thirty.  The others were Stu Ungar, Phil Hellmuth, Jr.,
Layne Flack, and Phil Ivey.
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finishes. Hellmuth eclipsed two
longtime rivals – Berry
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2006 WSOP RESULTS
CHIP COUNTS:
Player Name
Joseph Davis
Conor Tate
Steve Wong
Kyle Wilson
Amir Vahedi
Mark Scott
Adam Naglich
Alex Jacob
Maciek Gracz
John G. Hoang
"Captain" Tom Franklin
Blair Rodman
Andy Bloch
James Mordue
Mike Wiggins
Kenna James
Sigurd Eskeland
Joe Leibman
Paul Snead
Ron Long
David Wells
Chris Loveland
Annand Victor Ramdin
Steve Zolotow
Phil Gordon
John Juanda
Illya Trincher
Frank Sinopoli
Chip Jett
Joseph Reitman
Barry Greenstein
Roger Barlow
Tony G
Mimi Tran
Jesse Martin
Amy Tsao
Bob Cash
Everett Carlton
Huck Seed
Josh Tieman
Sudo Le
Sean Picquelle
David "Chino" Rheem
Steve Duncker
Kathy Liebert
Gioi Wong
Allen Kessler
Paolo Grossi
Lynn
Sammy Arzoin
Steve Rosen
Champie Douglas
"Miami" John Cernuto
Allen Cunningham
Nam Le
Brandon Schaefer
Ben Armstrong
Tim Phan
Behzad Teravie
Tad Jurgens
Jay Mecklinger
Dan Schmiech
Stuart Paterson
Eddie Zakaria
Anders Berg
Humberto Brenes
Hometown

Manchester, UK
Netherlands
Vancouver, Canada
Sherman Oaks
Las Vegas, NV

New Haven, CT
Raleigh, NC


Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Brentwood, CA

Las Vegas, NV
Oslo, Norway
Fort Atkinson, WI
Kings Park
Ft. Wayne
Scottsdale, AZ
Hollis
Bronx, NY
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV


Hollywood
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV


Melbourne
Los Angeles, CA
Northboro, MA
Houston
Kansas City, MO
St. Paul, MN
Las Vegas, NV
Bloomingdale
San Jose, CA
Costa Mesa
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Las Vegas, NV
Westminister
Huntington Valley, PA
Reggio Emilia
Alex, VA
New York, NY

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV

Seattle, WA
Tulsa, OK
Westminister
Los Angeles, CA
Chandler, AZ

Houston, TX

Windsor, Ontario
Oslo, Norway
Miami
Chip Count
$146,800
$90,000
$88,900
$80,900
$78,100
$77,500
$76,600
$75,100
$66,400
$64,200
$59,300
$59,300
$57,900
$57,400
$57,300
$54,200
$49,400
$48,400
$44,200
$43,200
$43,200
$43,000
$42,200
$41,500
$40,900
$40,600
$38,800
$38,100
$36,200
$35,900
$34,000
$32,200
$30,700
$30,000
$29,800
$28,000
$27,400
$26,800
$26,500
$25,700
$25,000
$23,400
$23,400
$23,300
$23,100
$23,000
$20,500
$18,600
$17,600
$16,600
$15,900
$15,800
$15,500
$14,300
$13,900
$13,700
$13,100
$12,600
$12,400
$12,400
$10,600
$10,400
$8,700
$8,700
$8,400
$4,500
Table #
122
115
122
118
123
120
114
118
118
122
120
114
115
120
114
118
116
114
123
115
122
120
120
119
120
116
123
123
114
119
116
114
119
122
115
120
116
122
115
116
114
116
119
118
119
116
115
120
116
118
118
119
118
120
116
122
122
115
115
114
123
123
119
119
114
115
Seat #
1
1
6
4
4
4
9
2
9
3
8
1
6
6
2
1
7
3
9
2
8
7
5
4
1
2
3
5
5
6
1
7
5
7
3
9
4
4
9
9
6
6

5
3
3
4
2
8
7
3
9
6
3
5
2
5
8
7
8
2
6

8
4
5
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