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Billirakis wins Omaha event at WSOPE

Updated: October 13, 2011, 6:01 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

Steve Billirakis may have been the among the first players to truly give poker fans around the world a wakeup call regarding the next generation of poker players. Only 10 days past his 21st birthday, Billirakis claimed his first WSOP bracelet in Event 1 of the 2007 WSOP. The victory in the $5,000 mixed hold 'em event, broadcast on ESPN, put Billirakis in the spotlight and his five cashes during the 2007 put him on the map as a player to follow.

Over the past few years, the Las Vegas ...

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