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Friday, June 29th, 2007

Canucks Victorious at WSOP

BY TOM SOMACH

Two Canadians are among the latest winners at the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.

Lukasz Dumanski, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, won WSOP Event #42, a $1,500 buy-in, pot-limit Omaha high-low eight-or-better tournament with 687 entrants and a total prize pool of $937,755.

He earned $227,454 for the big win.

Finishing as runnerup was Dave Bach of Athens, Ga., USA, who took home $139,725.

Earlier, Robert Cheung of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, won WSOP Event #38, a $1,500 buy-in, no-limit Texas hold ‘em tournament with 2,278 participants and a total prize pool of $3,800,970.

He earned a whopping $673,628 for the victory.

Coming in second was Richard Murnick of Upper Montclair, N.J., USA, who took home $417,117.

In other WSOP action, Fred Goldberg of Hollywood, Fla., USA, won Event #40, a $1,500 buy-in, mixed-limit Texas hold ‘em tournament with 620 entrants and a total prize pool of $846,300.

He adds $204,935 to his bank account for the triumph.

Finishing in second place was Rene Mouritsen of Copenhagen, Denmark, who wins a not-too-rotten $125,895.

Earlier, Greg Hopkins of Redondo Beach, Calif., USA, won Event #37, a $2,000 buy-in, pot-limit Texas hold ‘em tournament with 599 participants and a total prize pool of $1,090,180.

For his winning effort, Hopkins hops home with $269,274.

The runnerup was Jason “Chicago Kid” Newburger, who is actually from Vernon Hills, Ill., USA.

He earned $165,707.

Top poker pro T.J. Cloutier of Richardson, Tex., USA, finished 11th in the tourney and walked off with $10,902.

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

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