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Billirakis becomes youngest to win bracelet

With Jamie Gold reciting the most famous line in poker, "Shuffle up and deal," the 2007 World Series of Poker was under way at the Rio. With a field full of household names, it was Steve Billirakis, only ten days past his twenty-first birthday, who grabbed the first bracelet of the Series in Event 1, the $5,000 Mixed Game World Championship.

Billirakis had to defeat a very tough final table which included Greg "FBT" Mueller (second), Steve Paul-Ambrose (fourth), Fred Berger (fifth), Kirk Morrison (seventh), and Jon Turner (eighth).

Results: Event 3

Below are the complete results of Event 1 of the 2007 WSOP:

Buy In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $2,119,700
Entries: 451
Places paid: 45

1 -- Steve Billirakis -- $536,287
2 -- Greg (FBT) Mueller -- $328,554
3 -- Anthony George -- $218,329
4 -- Steve Paul-Ambrose -- $146,259
5 -- Fred Berger -- $108,105
6 -- Roger McDow -- $84,788
7 -- Kirk Morrison -- $63,591
8 -- Jon Turner -- $46,633
9 -- John Younger -- $33,915
10 -- Phuong Tran -- $22,257
11 -- Stephen Buchanan -- $22,257
12 -- Michael Martin -- $22,257
13 -- Brett Richey -- $20,137
14 -- Paul Snead -- $20,137
15 -- Joe Tehan -- $20,137
16 -- Thong Tran -- $18,017
17 -- John Kroshus -- $18,017
18 -- Louis (Lou) Werman -- $18,017
19 -- Matthew Gianetti -- $15,898
20 -- Art Duncan -- $15,898
21 -- Pat Pezzin -- $15,898
22 -- Jason Mann -- $15,898
23 -- Jorge Arias -- $15,898
24 -- Hieu Ngoc (Tony) Ma -- $15,898
25 -- Todd Keikoan -- $15,898
26 -- Jason Strasser -- $15,898
27 -- David Grey -- $15,898
28 -- Ali Eslami -- $13,778
29 -- Mark Teltscher -- $13,778
30 -- Lonnie Heimowitz -- $13,778
31 -- Johnny Chan -- $13,778
32 -- Aaron Kanter -- $13,778
33 -- Frank Sasey -- $13,778
34 -- Van Hung -- $13,778
35 -- Andreas Walnum -- $13,778
36 -- Joe Brandenburg -- $13,778
37 -- Alex Bolotin -- $11,658
38 -- Todd Brunson -- $11,658
39 -- Emad Bastawros -- $11,658
40 -- Sirous Baghchehsaraie -- $11,658
41 -- Millie Shiu -- $11,658
42 -- Mark Gregorich -- $11,658
43 -- Thomas Koral -- $11,658
44 -- Stuart Rutter -- $11,658
45 -- Cyndy Violette -- $11,658