Event #10
No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $2,000
Number of Entries: 1,531
Total Prize Money: $2,786,420
Date of Tournament: June 6-9, 2007


  • The winner of the $2,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em championship was Will Durkee. He is a 24-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is originally from Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Durkee received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia . He graduated in 2005. While in college, Durkee excelled as both a student and an athlete. He was "Honorable Mention All-American" in NCAA Division I wrestling as well as an "Academic All-American." He holds a degree in economics.
  • This was his fourth time to cash at the World Series of Poker presented by Milwaukee's Best Light. Durkee arrived at the final table third in chips. It took him about four hours to win the victory. For first place, he won over half-a-million dollars -- $566,916.