The United States Poker Championship

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The United States Poker Championship (USPC) was a major annual stop on the poker tournament tour. This event was held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This series of poker tournaments culminated with a $10,000 no-limit Texas hold 'em championship tournament televised by ESPN. The last time this tournament series was run was 2010.[1]

Main Event Results by Year[edit]

Year Winner Prize Runner-Up Other Finalists
1996 Ken Flaton $500,000 Surinder Sunar
1998 Ray Lamoureaux $148,000 O'Neil Longson
1999 Daniel Negreanu $210,000 John Bonetti
  • Jason Viriyayuthakorn
  • John Brewer
  • David Plastik
  • Don Zewin
2000 G. Richard Tatalovich $318,000 John Juanda
  • Eric Panayiotou
  • Ken Goldstein
  • Hemish Shah
  • Steve Kaufman
2001 Men Nguyen $228,000 John Juanda
2002 John Hennigan $216,000 Erik Seidel
2003 Toto Leonidas $388,080 Erik Seidel
2004 John Aglialoro $691,096 Joe Cassidy
2005 James Caporuscio $831,532 Ralph Pecorale
2006 Alex Jacob $878,500 Jordan Morgan
2007 Adam Gerber $606,095 Louis Lee
2008 Robert Ford $221,936 Duane Hunton
  • Mike Leah
  • Wooyang Lin
  • Frank Vizza
  • Steve Gross
2009 William Brindise $261,800 Men Nguyen
  • Eric Ladny
  • Gordon Eng
  • Brian Lemke
  • Nick Binger
  • Anton Smolyanskiy
  • Eugene Katchalov
  • Steven Wolansky
2010 Edward Gamaitoni $167,616 David Gillen
  • Patrick Carron
  • Mike Sica
  • Gerald David
  • David King
  • Trevor Savage
  • Eric Panayiotou
  • Christopher Cappell

* The final table of the 2007 tournament had only 8 players, as Smith was eliminated with another player on the same hand. Smith had more chips at the time of the hand and therefore the higher finish.

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