Pot-Limit Omaha With Re-Buys
Number of Entries: 145
Total Prize Money: $2,891,000
Date of Tournament: June 4-6, 2007
WSOP GOLD BRACELET WINNER
EVENT #7 – BURT BOUTIN
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 the 38-year history of the WSOP. He has now won over $1 million at the WSOP dating back to his first cash in 2001.
This was Boutin’s second WSOP gold bracelet. He previously won the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em tournament back in 2001. By odd coincidence, Boutin won his first WSOP title by defeating David “DevilFish” Ulliot in heads-up play. Six years later about mid-way point 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 again, as Boutin took the top prize in this tournament.
After his win, Boutin was asked which of his two gold bracelets in more meaningful. With both of them dangling from his wrist, Boutin proudly proclaimed “this one,” which in a way symbolized that each victory has different meaning. He noted that this Pot-Limit Omaha event was one of the toughest poker lineups in history. “They are both special in their own way,” he said. “But to win this one versus such a tough field, well that is something that really will stay with me for a long time. I do not think I will be able to sleep tonight.”
This was the richest Pot-Limit Omaha tournament ever held, anywhere -- by far. The total prize pool of the tournament 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 held 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 now two), and David “DevilFish” Ulliot (with one win).