The 38th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) ran from June 1 to July 17, 2007, from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The final event on the 55-event schedule was the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship which kicked off on July 6 with four starting days. The 6,358-entrant field created a prize pool of over $59.7 million that paid the final 621 players.
Jerry Yang of Temecula, California, would defeat Tuan Lam of San Jose, California, to win the $8,250,000 first-place prize. Yang and Lam hold top spot in the 2007 WSOP Main Event Top Hands video on PokerGO with the final hand of the tournament that sees Yang strike a miracle on the river to be crowned the 2007 WSOP World Champion.
Yang is also featured in another hand from the final table against ninth-place finisher Phillip Hilm of Cambridge, United Kingdom, that catapulted Yang into the overwhelming chip lead. Fellow final tablists Raymond Rahme of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Hevad Khan of Poughkeepsie, New York, also feature in the countdown with Khan flopping quads in a preflop clash with Rami Boukai of San Diego, California.
One of the best hands in the countdown comes from Kenny Tran of Arcadia, California. Tran flops top pair on an all-heart flop against Roy Winston of Las Vegas, Nevada. Winston runs a triple barrel bluff with just ace-high against Tran who flops top pair and improves to two pair by the river on a four-heart board. When Tran picks off Winston’s bluff on the river, he immediately launches to his feet to celebrate the incredible call that was his launching pad to his eventual 16th-place finish.
Watch PokerGO’s 2007 WSOP Main Event Top 5 hands now to see where each hand ranks.
About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit www.wsop.com.