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World Poker Finals $10k NL Hold'em

Submitted by: Ozone

The fourth season of the World Poker Tour (WPT) rolled on last week at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. The World Poker Finals have proven to be a very popular stop on the tour. This year, nearly 800 players participated in the $10,000 main event. With such a huge prize pool, even the 2nd place finisher was guaranteed to become a millionaire.

Twenty-one year old Nick Schulman became the youngest winner in the history of the WPT. He arrived at the tough final table with a commanding chip lead. It took a mere 90 hands for the 21 year old to win the $2,100,000 first place prize. Anthony Licastro also became a millionaire by winning $1,035,000 for 2nd.

Poker pro Bill Gazes finished in 3rd place to win $759,000. The 2005 WSOP Player of the Year, Allen Cunningham, contributed to his bid for all-around Player of the Year by finishing 4th.

Lyle Berman made the TV cut for the show he created. But the WPT co-founder had to settle for 5th place and $345,000. Rounding out the TV-table was Leonard Cortellino who won $276,000 for 6th place. The show will air on the Travel Channel in the spring of 2006.

Next stop on the World Poker Tour is the Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Fan-favorite Daniel Negreanu will seek to defend his title from 2004.

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