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Your browser is not supported by World Series of Poker. 56 rows · The World Series of Poker (WSOP) began on June 1, The $10, no-limit . The World Series of Poker was the 38th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). Held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, the series featured 55 poker championships in several MATMM.ME a WSOP custom since , each of the event winners receive a championship bracelet in addition to that event's prize money. The series culminates with the $10, No-Limit .
2007 World Series of Poker
Bertrand Grospellier. Jeffrey Lisandro. Major poker tournaments. Retrieved October 4, Deuce-to-seven Razz is also sometimes played.
2007 World Series of Poker results
As a WSOP custom since , each of the event winners receive a championship bracelet in addition to that event's prize money. Most of the tournaments played at the WSOP are variants of Texas hold'em, a game where each player may use a combination of the five community cards and two hole cards to make the best hand. Another poker variant with community cards is Omaha , in which each player is dealt four hole cards and must use two of them in conjunction with three of the five community cards to make the best possible five-card hand.
In contrast to games with community cards, some variants, such as stud or draw , deal each player separate hands with no common cards. Seven-card stud deals each player two hole cards, followed by four face-up cards one at a time, and then another hidden card, with betting after each round.
Other games played at the tournament included Razz , H. Prior to , seven-card stud was the most common game in U. Within each of these poker variants, a myriad of options exist. For example, depending on the betting structure, a tournament might be described as no-limit , limit , or pot-limit.
Games may include other variations on the rules governing the execution of the specific game such as shootout , eight or better , or heads up. This dichotomy could not have been illustrated better than a deal negotiated at the Senior Championship event.
For the first time players began each event with double the amount of chips as the buy-in. This means that players in the Main Event started with 20, chips.
The blind structure has also been increased and some blind levels removed but slowed to allow for more play. Tom Schneider , who won two events and made one other final table, won the Player of the Year Award. Michael Binger and Chad Brown led all other players with eight money finishes.
The annual celebrity event was changed this year, as it became a pro and celeb event called "Ante Up for Africa", hosted by actor Don Cheadle and poker pro Annie Duke.
The final two players, Dan Shak and Brandon Moran, agreed to share first place and donate all prize money to charities in Darfur. The last woman standing of the Main Event was Maria Ho who finished in 38th place. Also this year, KEM Plastic Playing Cards were once again used for the events, rather than Copag brand plastic playing cards, which were used during the and World Series of Poker.
This is the first time since that the Main Event experienced a reduction in participants. A flatter payout structure was introduced in further reducing the prize money awarded to the final table finishers. Players who busted early in the money received a larger share than they would have in Every player who made the final table in won over 1.
The widely accepted theory is that poker was created in America in the s based on a derivative of Poque , a French parlor game, imported to New Orleans from French sailors and traders. The British game Brag , itself a derivative of a popular German bluffing game, was originally brought to the Americas by colonists and merchants. Brag also heavily influenced the earliest incarnations of poker, which was played with a card deck.
Poker began as a regional game in saloons in New Orleans and the Louisiana territory before it became a part of the United States of America. The city was originally a French colony, but it came under Spanish rule in the late s before returning to French control under Napoleon in In , U.
President Thomas Jefferson purchased the port of New Orleans and a swath of land from France because Napoleon needed cash to finance his various wars in Europe. New Orleans was a major port located on the banks of Mississippi River , the largest waterway in North America, and also or so miles from the mouth of the Mississippi, where it meets the Gulf of Mexico and offers access to the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean.
Traders and merchants traveled up and down the Mississippi and introduced poker to ports and towns along the river. The mids birthed the rise of the steamboat gambler. In the mids , a deck of playing cards expanded from 20 to 52 cards. Five-card poker evolved into a drawing game. An additional round of betting was added to sweeten the pots. During the American Civil War poker was played by both rebel and federal soldiers during large stretches of downtime.
At the end of the war, surviving soldiers took the game back home with them. For the first time, poker was spread throughout the United States and its heavily populated areas in the Midwest and the Northeast. Poker became synonymous with expansion of the western frontier in the late s. Poker was gaining in popularity, but the game attracted criminals, hustlers, card sharps, and other players of ill repute.