WSOP Tournament Results
WSOP Tournament Reports
WSOP Casino Employees
World Championship
Rio Hotel Casino, Las Vegas NV
World Series of Poker Report
and Results
World Series of Poker
Season 1 (2005/2006)
WSOP Tournament
Results, Tournament
Reports and Press
Releases
wsop tournament results
PartyPoker, the Worlds
Largest Poker Room

PPM V
makes waves!
Check out the poker action from
the main game. High-stakes
Texas Hold'em at its best. The
PartyPoker.com Million V is here
- follow it online at the Party
Blog.
Only at
PartyPoker
WSOP  Casino Employees
World Championship
2006 WSOP Tournament
Rio All Suites Hotel and casino - Las Vegas
Official Report and Results

Chris Gros Wins First Event
at the 2006 World Series of Poker!
Party Poker
2006 WSOP Tournament Casino Employees
Championship
Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas
Official WSOP Tournament Results and Report

Casino Employees World Championship
No-Limit Hold’em
Number of Entries:  1,232
Total Prize Money:  $554,850

Official Results:

Final Table:
Want to be on TV? Want a shot
at Millions? WSOP

The 2006 World Series of Poker.
Your chance to win Millions. Visit
Full Tilt Poker for complete
details.

The big news at Full Tilt Poker is
the launch of the World Series
of Poker promotions, collectively
called
Main Event Mania™.
These exciting tournaments are
designed with one thing in mind
– getting players into the WSOP
Main Event.
1st Place
Chris Gros
Henderson, NV
$127,616
2nd Place
Bryan Devonshire
Burnsville, MN
66,582
3rd Place
R.J. Wright
Las Vegas, NV
38,531
4th Place
Scott Clark
Las Vegas, NV
27,720
5th Place
Christopher Himmenger
Las Vegas, NV
22,176
6th Place
Craig Federspiel
Las Vegas, NV
19,404
7th Place
David Wortham
Hemet, CA
16,632
8th Place
Marsha Waggoner
Downey, CA
13,860
9th Place
Barry Goldberg
Las Vegas, NV
12,474
10th Place
Alejandro Posso
Sunrise, FL
11,088
Full Tilt Poker
Chris Gros Wins First Event
at the 2006 World Series of Poker!

Casino Employees World Poker Championship
Shatters All-Time Attendance Record – with 1,232 Entries


Las Vegas, NV -- On most days and nights, players in the “Casino Employees World
Poker Championship” can be found providing customer service to the guests of their
respective casino and hotel properties.  On this day however, the concept of
hospitality was the farthest thing from any of their minds.
As well it should have been.
The all-time record field of 1.232 participants competed for a total prize pool of
$554,850 in the traditional kick-off to the six-week long World Series of Poker
Tournament held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino.  The tournament paid out
the top 101 finishers as follows:
Sign up for our
EXCLUSIVE FREEROLL
TOURNAMENTS
Signup for our poker forum to
receive your invitation to our
private freeroll tournaments
Real Prizes
Limited number of invitations
available
Poker Lessons

Lesson#1 to #24
Lesson#25 to #55
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
53.
54.
55.
56.
57.
58.
59.
60.
61.
62.
63.
64.
65.
66.
67.
68.
69.
70.
71.
72.
73.
74.
75.
76.
77.
78.
79.
80.
81.
82.
83.
84.
85.
86.
87.
88.
89.
90.
91.
92.
93.
94.
95.
96.
97.
98.
99.
100.
101.
Chris Gros
Bryan Devonshire
R.J. Wright
Scott Clark
Christopher Himmenger
Craig Federspiel
David Wortham
Marsha Waggoner
Barry Goldberg
Alejandro Posso
Rodney Lacsamana
Eric Losee
Jackson Young
Melissa Poff
Florian Sutalo
Eric Rindal
Lance Dillenberg
Ed Martin
Lydia Chang
Randall Garza
Angeliot Trinidad
Ngoc Dang
Ronald Marks
Aaron Bass
Michael Jones
Thanh Huyntt
Frederick Narciso
Bryan Connole
Sonny Lee
Inti Garcia
Jonathan Job
Brian Petersen
Michael Bond
Gregory Eichhorn
John Vasher
Dustin Howes
Arnim Temmler
Jason Seitz
Michael Enea
Gerold Hills
Lucia Gabor
Marcus Pruitt
Lorinda Ahlgren
Robert Pacleb
Gregory Brenner
Curisa Schweibenger
Edward Long
Brian White
Keith Maclaine
Kyle Weurding
Kelly Dora
Matthew Voorhees
Phillip Wong
John Hopkins
Henry Karevowski
Nikkailette Letran
Jake Nowatchik
Charles Clark
Michael Allen
Donnalee Polgar
Victor Randall
William Hagen
Lenoidas Vargas
Thomas Shue
Richard Pecorello
Anthony Zeichick
Scott Bean Jr.
Matthew Rhinerson
Todd Dobereiner
Shawn Karmil
Matthew Hardesty
Richard T. Gatewood
Randall Shur
David Day
Joseph Bodrogi
Patrick Filomena
Joseph Bilckenstaff
Scott Johnson
Jobie Cross
Stephen Angeles
Unknown
Amanda G. Wheeler
Mohammad Fathipour
Neal Lipman
Brian David Kooymar
Woody Rivero
Ari Mzrachi
Lisa Brumbeloe
Richard Haughey
James W. Riley III
Jesse Petrakis
Justo Gutrerrez
Robert Alan Vaneerde
James Margellos
Ashley Young
Curtis Wood
James Gorczyca
Hank Ritchey
Ryan Kirk
Brian Johnson
Joshua McBroom
Henderson, NV
Burnsville, MN
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Hemet, CA
Downey, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Sunrise, FL
Temecula, CA
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Las Vegas, NV
THC, Indiana
Renton, WA
Aurora, IL

Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Santee, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Tampa, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Palm Springs, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Houston, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Lake Orion, MI
Hayward, CA
Dortmund, GM
Shakopee, MN
Stockton, CA
Gilbert, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Vallejo, CA
Palm Desert, CA
N/A
El Cajon, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
St. Clair Shores, MI
Englewood, CO
Mesa, AZ
El Caton, CA
Incline Village, NV
Keiut, WA
Milwaukie, OR
Windbear, PA
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
New Caney, TX
San Jose, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Sherrill, NY
Las Vegas, NV
Reno, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Davenport, IA
Mill Creek, WA
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, CO
Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, NV
Henderson, NV
Henderson, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Marana, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
Unknown
Las Vegas, NV
Woodland Hills, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Hanford, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Auburn, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Napa, CA
Arruyo Seco, NM
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Pleasanton, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Federal Way, WA
Arcata, CA
Las Vegas, NV
$127,506
$66,582
$38,531
$22,720
$22,176
$19,404
$16,632
$13,860
$12,474
$11,088
$10,256
$9,425
$8,593
$7,762
$6,930
$6,098
$5,267
$4,435
$3,604
$3,604
$3,604
$3,604
$3,604
$3,604
$3,604
$3,604
$3,604
$2,772
$2,772
$2,772
$2,772
$2,772
$2,772
$2,772
$2,772
$2,772
$2,218
$2,218
$2,218
$2,218
$2,218
$2,218
$2,218
$2,218
$2,218
$1,663
$1,663
$1,663
$1,663
$1,663
$1,663
$1,663
$1,663
$1,663
$1,386
$1,386
$1,386
$1,386
$1,386
$1,386
$1,386
$1,386
$1,386
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$1,109
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$832
$594
$594
$594
$594
$594
$594
$594
PokerOffice is the most
sophisticated tool on the
market for Online Texas
Holdem Poker. PokerOffice
allows you to track all of your
opponents actions as well as
your own game, while you are
playing, without any need for
hand histories or user input. It
stores all of the collected data
and brings you summarized
statistical reports,
spreadsheets and graphs of
your own and your opponents
play.

Major Features:
- The
PokerOffice Live
Tracker! Get rid of tedious
downloads of hand histories,
PokerOffice brings you the
opportunity to track your ring
game and tournament play in
real time without the need for
hand histories.
- The
PokerOffice Statistics
Section! Stores all collected
data and brings you
summarized statistical reports,
spreadsheets and graphs of
your own and your opponents
play. Find out how many times
you see the flop, raise, play
middle pair on the flop, and
much more.
More details on Poker
Office
POKER SIDEKICK is:

An online game monitor that
runs on your PC, follows your
poker play as the game
progresses online

A poker tournament expert
system that analyzes the game
situation, computes the actual
odds and probabilities of both
current and potential hands
that you and your opponents
could draw

An online consultant that
guides you in how best to play
each hand, including an
improved set of Sklansky
starting hand groups, plus a
unique hand scoring system
that calculates the overall
value of each hand, based
upon your hand's strength vs.
opponents and the actual
situation (e.g., overcards,
board has paired, flush draws,
straight draws, etc.)

An online poker consultant that
teaches you how to win, avoid
common pitfalls and to
recognize and seize
opportunities.

POKER SIDEKICK includes the
most complete and automated
poker odds calculator
available.  POKER SIDEKICK
uses the actual hand odds plus
teaches you WHY to take
certain actions, so you learn
HOW to win more, why you're
winning and key pitfalls to
avoid along the way - this
knowledge stays with you
when you play in offline
games, too, making you a
much more formidable,
respectable poker player

More Details on Poker Sidekick
Improve Your Online Poker
Playing Strategies

Poker Tips, Strategy Articles,
and Poker Advice from the Pros
WSOP Tournament Report:
The ten players at the final table displayed an array of individuals vying for the
$127,616 first prize and coveted WSOP championship gold bracelet.  The lone female
finalist, Marsha Waggoner was unwavering when asked how she felt as the only
woman at the table.  “This is where I belong,” she replied with a confident grin.  


10th Place Finisher -- Alejandro Posso.

After a spell of little action in the early rounds, Alejandro Posso moved all-in with
pocket kings.  For Posso, opportunity quickly turned into a devastating instance of
bad timing as Christopher Himmenger called and showed pocket aces.  The flop of
3h 3c 8h did nothing for Posso, representing The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in
Hollywood, Florida. The turn showed the 4d, while a Qs on the river sealed the
Columbian-born poker dealer’s 10th place finish.


9th Place Finisher -- Barry Goldberg

A little more than an hour later, Barry Goldberg moved all in with Ac-Jd and R.J.
Wright quickly called.  Wright’s dominating Ad-Qc ended Goldberg’s bid as the flop
showed 9s, 10s, 3d followed by a benign 5d at the turn and a 10d on the river.


8th Place Finisher -- Marsha Waggoner

The Brisbane, Australia native took home $13,860 after finishing in 8th place.  An
executive host for Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California, Waggoner beat out
1,227 other competitors before being eliminated.


7th Place Finisher -- David Wortham

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Wortham played a tight game at the final table, doubling-
up when the opportunity presented itself.  However, what seemed to be an
opportunity turned into a bust as his pocket Queens were trumped by Bryan
Devonshire’s pocket Aces.  Luck was not a lady that night as Devonshire’s rockets
held-up against Wortham.


6th Place Finisher -- Craig Federspiel

Moving all-in with pocket Jacks, Federspiel was called by Chris Gros who turned over
what else?  Pocket Aces.  The Mirage Las Vegas dealer originally from Louisville, KY
who holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UNC Chapel Hill was eliminated as Gros’s aces
held up.


5th Place Finisher-Chris Himmenger
With the blinds increased to $4,000-$8,000, Chris Himmenger moved all-in for
$49,000 and R.J. Wright obliged.  Himmenger, a waiter at Binion’s Casino in Las
Vegas turned over As-6h.  Wright showed 10s-9s.  The flop came 2c - 7c - 7s.  An 8h
at the turn gave Wright an open-ended straight draw while the Jh on the river
completed the straight and busted Himmenger.


4th Place Finisher -- Scott Clark
After watching his colossal chip-count slowly diminish, Clark, a 25-year old dealer at
the Rio Las Vegas pushed his remaining stack into the pot.  Once again, R.J. Wright
sensed opportunity and called.  Clark, or “Scooter” as his friends and family
affectionately call him, showed pocket fives.  Wright turns over Ad-3s.  It was bad
news for Clark as the flop showed Ac, 4s, 9c.  Wright eliminated his third opponent
at the final table as the turn came with an 8s and the river showed Qc.


3rd place Finisher -- R.J. Wright
Only a couple of hands later, the “eliminator” became the “eliminated” when Wright
went all-in after a flop of 6d, 2d, 2h, re-raising Chris Gros’s 200K bet.  Gros called
and showed Ks-Qs.  Wright, a New Jersey native and dealer at the Luxor in Las
Vegas, turned over the better hand, As-5d.  The turn brought the 3h.  A Kc on the
river prompted a loud eruption from spectators as Wright was eliminated.


Heads-Up Action -- Chris Gros vs. Bryan Devonshire

After a number of alternating re-raises and folds between the two finalists, Gros, a
dealer at Caesar’s Palace called 24-year-old Devonshire’s 30K pre-flop re-raise.  
After a flop of 3s, 3d, 8h, Devonshire, a semi-professional poker player from
Burnsville, MN bet $45,000.  Gros re-raised to 100K and Devonshire moved all-in.  
Chris Gros, a St. Louis native who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology called and
revealed that he caught trip 3’s with 4h,-3c in his hand.  Devonshire turned over Ac-
Kc.  A 10h at the turn and a 7s on the river made Gros the champion of the opening
2006 World Series of Poker event.   

“Oh my God,” replied Gros when asked how it felt to be a WSOP bracelet winner.  “I
don’t know what’s more exiting, not having to make another mortgage payment or
winning the bracelet.  It is something that I will always have.”

by Alan Fowler (WSOP Staff)
2006 WSOP Tournament Results
PokerPlayerPress.com
Poker News from Around the World