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Bac edges Geger, Jett for bracelet

Over 700 players showed up for the $1,000 SHOE event, and Dao Bac, in his fifth WSOP cash, came away with his first victory and gold bracelet. The 51-year-old professional poker player from California read from a book throughout the entire final table. Bac noted that the writings kept him collected and enabled him to win his first bracelet.

Also making the final table was Michael Craig, noted author of "The Professor, Banker, and Suicide King" and the "Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide." Craig has cashed three times this year with two final tables.

SHOE is a rotation of poker which includes four games – seven card stud, limit hold 'em, Omaha high-low, and stud eight or better.

Other notable finishers include Pat Poels (ninth), Matthew Matros (14th) and Erik Seidel (66th).

Below are the complete results for Event 51 of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 50 | Event 52

Buy-in:,$1,000
Prize Pool: $664,300
Entries: 730
Places paid: 72

1. Dao Bac, $157,975
2. Adam Geger, $86,691
3. Chip Jett, $55,801
4. Raymond Davis, $34,012
5. Irme Leibold, $26,572
6. Vladimir Schelev, $20,793
7. Michael Craig, $15,943
8. Pat Poels, $11,957
9. Eric Tomberlin, $8,171
10. Juliano Maesano, $8,171
11. David Duran, $7,507
12. Doug Carli, $7,507
13. Wai Kei Liu, $6,842
14. Matthew Matros, $6,842
15. Susan Genard, $6,178
16. Scott Clark, $6,178
17. Daniel Lown, $5,514
18. John Myung, $5,514
19. Michael Klarman, $5,514
20. Gregory Rosebeck, $5,514
21. Justin Thomas, $5,514
22. Bonnie Damiano Leinhos, $5,514
23. Danial Fishell, $5,514
24. Diego Cordovez, $5,514
25. David Allison, $4,849
26. Hooman Nikzad, $4,849
27. Joseph Gotlieb, $4,849
28. George Linder, $4,849
29. Jonathan Tare, $4,849
30. Petros Theocharides, $4,849
31. Gary Do, $4,849
32. Denise Molloy, $4,849
33. Frank Digiorgio, $4,185
34. Ali Eslami, $4,185
35. Phillip B, $4,185
36. Doug Saab, $4,185
37. Paul Albino, $4,185
38. Ed Fernandez, $4,185
39. Tim Leung, $4,185
40. Arthur Carr, $4,185
41. Mitch Maples, $3,521
42. Salim Hanna, $3,521
43. Alexander Kravchenko, $3,521
44. Curtis Rystadt, $3,521
45. Earl Odom, $3,521
46. Larry Willis, $3,521
47. Brian Nadell, $3,521
48. Frank Okasaki Jr., $3,521
49. Kenneth Nay, $2,856
50. Nick Poludoros, $2,856
51. James Droke, $2,856
52. Gary Benson, $2,856
53. Lou Ercolano, $2,856
54. Unknown Player, $2,856
55. Jeff Campbell, $2,856
56. Don Frederick, $2,856
57. Hani Awad, $2,192
58. David Kornhauser, $2,192
59. Sanjay Pandya, $2,192
60. Mark Streckfus, $2,192
61. Kyle Morris, $2,192
62. Walter Browne, $2,192
63. Daran Norris, $2,192
64. Tom Love, $2,192
65. Barry Hartheimer, $1,528
66. Erik Seidel, $1,528
67. John Bunch, $1,528
68. Jeraint Hazan, $1,528
69. Steve Hegyi, $1,528
70. Michael Schnyder, $1,528
71. Michael Lemkin, $1,528
72. Alexandra Vuong $1,528