2003 World Series of Poker

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The 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.

Preliminary events[edit]

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$500 Casino Employee's Limit Hold'em David Lukaszewski $35,800 Paul Trieglaff
$2,000 Limit Hold'em Mohammed Ibrahim $290,420 Jon Brody
$1,500 Seven-card stud Toto Leonidas $98,760 Rallis Peter Tanagiotias
$2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Chris Ferguson $123,680 Barry Bindelglass
$2,000 No Limit Hold'em Jim Meehan $280,100 Guy Calvert
$1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em Prahlad Friedman $109,400 Bernd Rygol
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Minh Nguyen $106,020 Bob Mangino
$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Erik Seidel $146,100 Men Nguyen
$2,000 H.O.R.S.E. Doyle Brunson $84,080 Brian Haveson
$2,000 1/2 Hold'em, 1/2 Seven Card Stud Chris Ferguson $66,220 Diego Cordovez
$2,500 No Limit Hold'em Phi Nguyen $222,800 Jim Miller
$2,500 Limit Hold'em Phil Hellmuth Jr $171,400 Young Phan
$2,500 Seven Card Stud Michael Saltzburg $95,580 Mimi Tran
$5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw O'Neil Longson $147,680 Allen Cunningham
$5,000 No Limit Hold'em Johnny Chan $224,400 Surinder Sunar
$1,500 Limit Omaha Eddy Scharf $63,600 Dave Colclough
$1,500 Limit Hold'em John Arrage $178,600 Kathy Liebert
$5,000 Seven-Card Razz Huck Seed $71,500 Phil Ivey
$2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Layne Flack $119,260 Men Nguyen
$2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Mickey Appleman $147,280 Brian Plona
$1,000 Seniors' No Limit Hold'em Ron Rose $130,060 Ron McMillan
$2,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split John Juanda $130,200 Shahram Sheikhan
$1,500 No Limit Hold'em Amir Vahedi $270,000 Cleve Haley
$2,000 S.H.O.E. Daniel Negreanu $100,440 Jim Pechac
$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Johnny Chan $158,100 Emmanuel Sebag
$1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout Layne Flack $120,000 Annie Duke
$3,000 Limit Hold'em Tom Jacobs $163,000 Jan Sjavik
$1,000 Ladies' 1/2 Hold'em, 1/2 Stud Barb Rugolo $40,700 J. J. Liu
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Frankie O'Dell $133,760 Bill Schonsheck
$3,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Charles Keith Lehr $225,040 Chris Ferguson
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Men Nguyen $178,560 Mel Judah
$3,000 No Limit Hold'em Phil Hellmuth Jr $410,860 Daniel Negreanu
$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha John Juanda $203,840 O'Neil Longson
$5,000 Limit Hold'em Juan Carlos Mortensen $251,680 Mark Gregorich
$1,500 Ace to Five Triple Draw Lowball Men Nguyen $43,520 Charles Keith Lehr

Main Event[edit]

There were 839 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter what was the largest poker tournament ever played in a brick and mortar casino at the time. Many entrants, including the overall winner, won their seat in online poker tournaments.

Final table[edit]

Place Name Prize
1st Chris Moneymaker $2,500,000
2nd Sam Farha $1,300,000
3rd Dan Harrington $650,000
4th Jason Lester $440,000
5th Tomer Benvenisti $320,000
6th Amir Vahedi $250,000
7th Young Pak $200,000
8th David Grey $160,000
9th David Singer $120,000

Other high finishes[edit]

NB: This list is restricted to top 30 finishers with an existing Wikipedia entry.

Place Name Prize
10th Phil Ivey $82,700
11th Minh Nguyen $80,000
12th Dutch Boyd $80,000
13th Kassem "Freddy" Deeb $65,000
14th Marcel Lüske $65,000
15th Bruno Fitoussi $65,000
18th Scotty Nguyen $55,000
19th Howard Lederer $45,000
23rd Dennis Waterman $45,000
25th Men Nguyen $45,000
27th Phil Hellmuth Jr $45,000
29th Victor Ramdin $35,000