Pot-Limit Omaha With Re-Buys
Number of Entries: 145
Total Prize Money: $2,891,000
Date of Tournament: June 4-6, 2007
Click here to view the official results.
The winner was Burt Boutin from Henderson, Nevada. Boutin is originally from Pennsylvania. He was (and remains) a highly-successful stock trader when he is not playing poker. Boutin is 39-years-old. He has three children.
With this victory, Boutin officially became the 77th “WSOP Millionaire” in history. He has now won over $1 million at the WSOP dating back to his first cash in 1999.
This was Boutin’s second WSOP gold bracelet. He previously won the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em tournament back in 2001. That was also his first WSOP cash.
By odd coincidence, Boutin won his first WSOP title by defeating David “DevilFish” Ulliot in heads-up play. Six years later at this final table, Boutin was all-in against DevilFish with his tournament life on the line. He spiked a nine for a straight and dashed Ulliot’s hopes for revenge. The DevilFish ended up going out in third place. He was forced to watch history repeat itself, as Boutin took the top prize.
This was the richest pot-limit Omaha tournament in history, by far. The total prize pool amounted to nearly $3 million. First place paid $825,956.
The top 18 money list read like a “Who’s Who” of poker. Ten of the final 18 players hold WSOP gold bracelets. The final table of nine players included a combined seven former gold bracelets previously won John Juanda (with 3 wins), Humberto Brenes (with 2 wins), Burt Boutin (win one win), and David “DevilFish” Ulliot (with one win)
The final table will be telecast by ESPN, most likely in July or August. The air date has yet to be determined.