2004 World Series of Poker

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The 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe after Harrah's Entertainment purchased the casino and the rights to the tournament in January. Harrah's announced that future WSOP tournaments will be held in a moving circuit of member casinos.

Preliminary events[edit]

Number Event Winner Prize Runner-up
1 $500 Casino Employee's Limit Hold'em Carl Nessel $40,000 Cory Pocket
2 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em James Vogl $400,000 Shawn Rice
3 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Ted Forrest $111,440 Chad Brown
4 $1,500 Limit Hold-em Aaron Katz $234,940 Richard Gardner-Brown
5 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Curtis Bibb $160,000 Paul Phillips
6 $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'Em Minh Nguyen $155,420 Lorne Persons
7 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'Em Gerry Drehobl $365,900 John Juanda
8 $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha Chau Giang $187,920 Robert Williamson III
9 $1,500 No Limit Hold 'Em Scott Fischman $300,000 Joe Awada
10 $2,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Cyndy Violette $135,900 Pete Kaufman
11 $2,500 Limit Hold'Em Eli Balas $174,440 Steve Shkolnik
12 $2,000 H.O.R.S.E. Scott Fischman $100,200 John Cover
13 $5,000 No Limit Hold'Em Thomas Keller $382,020 Martin De Knijff
14 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Hasan Habib $93,060 Tommy Polk
15 $2,000 Limit Hold' Em Daniel Negreanu $169,100 Chris Hinchcliffe
16 $5,000 No-Limit Deuce to Seven Draw Barry Greenstein $296,200 Chris Ferguson
17 $1,500 Limit Hold 'Em Shootout Kathy Liebert $110,180 Kevin Song
18 $1,500 No-Limit Hold 'Em Shootout Phi Nguyen $180,000 Kirill Gerasimov
19 $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Annie Duke $137,860 Ron Graham
20 $1,000 Ladies Limit Hold 'Em Hung Doan $58,530 Millie Shiu
21 $2,000 Pot Limit Hold 'Em Antonio Esfandiari $58,530 Phi Nguyen
22 $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Brett Jungblut $187,720 John Cernuto
23 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Ted Forrest $300,300 Susan Pritchett
24 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Joe Awada $221,000 Marcel Luske
25 $3,000 Pot Limit Hold'Em Gavin Griffin $270,420 Garry Bush
26 $1,500 Seven Card Razz T. J. Cloutier $90,500 Dutch Boyd
27 $1,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Farzad Bonyadi $86,980 Trung Ly
28 $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Gary Gibbs $136,960 Carl McKelvey
29 $5,000 Limit Hold 'Em John Hennigan $325,360 An Tran
30 $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mike Sica $503,160 John Kabbaj
31 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Ted Lawson $500,000 Lee Watkinson
32 $1,500 A-5 Draw Lowball Norm Ketchum $84,500 Barry Greenstein

Main Event[edit]

There were 2,576 entrants to the main event - more than three times the number of the previous year. 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 Greg Raymer $5,000,000
2nd David Williams $3,500,000
3rd Josh Arieh $2,500,000
4th Dan Harrington $1,500,000
5th Glenn Hughes $1,100,000
6th Al Krux $800,000
7th Matt Dean $675,000
8th Mattias Andersson $575,000
9th Michael McClain $470,400

Other High Finishes[edit]

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

Place Name Prize
10th Marcel Lüske $373,000
15th Eddy Scharf $275,000
17th Gary Jones $175,000
18th Harry Demetriou $147,500
26th Chris Ferguson $120,000

See also[edit]