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The 2001 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.


Preliminary events

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$500 Casino Employee's Limit Hold'em Travis Jonas $40,200 Jae Kim
$2,000 Limit Hold'em Nani Dollison $441,440 John Pires
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or better Chris Ferguson $164,735 Men Nguyen
$1,500 Seven-card stud Adam Roberts $146,430 Sal Dimicelli
$2,000 No Limit Hold'em Phil Hellmuth Jr $316,550 T. J. Cloutier
$1,500 Limit Omaha Eddy Scharf $83,810 Michael Davis
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split 8 or better Barry Shulman $123,820 Dan Heimiller
$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/Rebuys Galen Kester $167,035 Dave Ulliott
$2,000 S.H.O.E. David Pham $140,455 Skip Wilson
$3,000 Limit Hold'em Jim Lester $233,490 Alex Brenes
$2,500 Seven Card Stud Paul Darden $147,440 Tom Franklin
$2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Burt Boutin $193,800 Dave Ulliott
$1,500 Razz Berry Johnston $83,810 Mike Wattel
$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/Rebuys Scotty Nguyen $178,480 Jim Lester
$2,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split 8 or better Rich Korbin $159,080 Alex Papachatzakis
$1,500 Ace to Five Draw Lowball Cliff Yamagawa $73,915 David Danheiser
$2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or better Bob Slezak $173,625 Tony Ma
$5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw w/Rebuys Howard Lederer $165,870 Freddy Deeb
$1,000 Seniors' No Limit Hold'em Jay Heimowitz $115,430 Garry Pollak
$3,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Steve Zolotow $243,335 Mike Magee
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Allen Cunningham $201,760 Michael Danino
$3,000 No Limit Hold'em Erik Seidel $411,300 Johnny Chan
$5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or better Scotty Nguyen $207,580 Phil Hellmuth Jr
$5,000 Limit Hold'em Hemish Shah $312,340 Tony Duong
$1,000 Ladies' Limit Hold'em/Seven Card Stud Nani Dollison $41,130 Patty Gallagher

Main Event

There were 613 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter what was the largest poker tournament ever played in a non-online casino at the time.

Final table

Place Name Prize
1st Juan Carlos Mortensen $1,500,000
2nd Dewey Tomko $1,098,925
3rd Stan Schrier $699,315
4th Phil Gordon $399,610
5th Phil Hellmuth Jr $303,705
6th Mike Matusow $239,765
7th Henry Nowakowski $179,825
8th Steve Riehle $119,885
9th John Inashima $91,190

Other High Finishes

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

Place Name Prize
11th Daniel Negreanu $63,940
20th Kevin Song $39,960
23rd Jim Bechtel $39,960
24th Alex Brenes $39,960
26th John Esposito $39,960
27th Allen Cunningham $39,960
29th Mike Sexton $30,000
30th Chris Bjorin $30,000

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