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Friday, July 4th, 2008

6 Lucky for Average Joe

Written by Tom Somach in Poker News

Yo, Joe from Joisey, how about a sixpack?

Joseph Commisso of Maple Shade, New Jersey, USA, has won Event #46 at the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, a six-handed competition.

Specifically, the event was a $5,000 buy-in, six-handed, no-limit Texas hold ‘em tournament.

Tables consisted of a maximum six players instead of the usual nine other events have.

There were 805 participants in the tourney, with the top 78 earning payouts and sharing the total prize pool of about $3.8 million.

For the victory, which is his first career WSOP gold bracelet, Commisso, 28, a former online stock trader, becomes nine-tenths of a millionaire–he earns $911,855.

Runnerup was Rich Lyndaker of Chaumont, New York, USA, now $570,551 richer.

Third was Edward Ochana of Elgin, Illinois, USA, not ill after earning $368,891.

Fourth was Sam “Tricky” Trickett of Nottingham, England, hamming it up after winning $245,927.

Fifth was Thomas Lutz of Oregon, Ohio, USA, high about winning $174,041.

Sixth was David Kitai of Brussels, Belgium, waffling $120,693.

Seventh was Will “The Thrill” Failla of Commack, New York, USA, thrilled over $82,858.

Eighth was Jimmy Wong of England, wonging $82,858.

Ninth was Steve Ware of North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA, aware he won $63,941.

Tenth was Bryan Pope, hometown unknown, taking home $63,941.

(E-mail Tom Somach at [email protected].)

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