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2009 WSOP - Jordan Smith Wins Event 36 - $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em

21 June 2009, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Jordan Smith from College Station, TX won Event 36, $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2009 World Series of Poker, and took home $586,212 in prize money.
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Jordan Smith from College Station, TX won Event 36, $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2009 World Series of Poker, and took home $586,212 in prize money.

Smith is a 27-year-old professional poker player. He dropped out of junior college at age 21 to play poker for a living.  He has been playing since then full time.  He mostly plays online.

Smith started the final table ranked seventh out of nine players. Play at the final table lasted about nine hours.


Jordan Smith wins 2009 WSOP Event 36

The final hand came when Smith flopped a diamond flush against Swede Ken Lennaard, who flopped a higher-flush draw with top pair.  Smith had 9-7 of diamonds.  Lennaard had J-8 (jack of diamonds).  The final board showed 8-4-3-3-6, with three diamonds.  That meant Smith's flush held up.

"I wanted to win a gold bracelet and make a million dollar score.  So, I'm past half of that now," Smith said after the tournament.

Smith admits that his decision to play poker for a living caused some hardship, enduring virtually unavoidable financial pitfalls.  Smith stated that each time he encountered difficulties, various backers (including his parents) were willing to help him out in times of need.

"This definitely came at the right time.  I usually get blessed when I need it the most.  I guess I am very fortunate."

2009 WSOP Event 36 - No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-in: $2,000
Entrants: 1,695
Prize pool: $3,084,900

Final results (top 100 of 171 money finishers):

1

Smith, Jordan

$586 212

2

Lennaard, Ken

$360 439

3

Grondin, Laurence

$237 537

4

Morneau, Joe

$166 584

5

Roux, Anthony

$120 311

6

Atchison, Patrick

$95 631

7

Skripchenko, Almira

$78 664

8

Seden, Andrew

$67 867

9

Plens, Jonathan

$61 081

10

Woodall, Warren

$42 880

11

Powell, Jack

$42 880

12

Tabb, Steven

$42 880

13

Chen, Tommy

$30 016

14

Neckar, Jonathan

$30 016

15

White, Adam

$30 016

16

Cole, Corwin

$21 008

17

White, Andrew

$21 008

18

Yates, Kenneth

$21 008

19

Cutler, Joseph

$15 270

20

Mazzie, Robert

$15 270

21

Brown, Kyle

$15 270

22

Brown, Jamie

$15 270

23

Bevand, Manuel

$15 270

24

Baldwin, Joseph

$15 270

25

Rich, Jordan

$15 270

26

Harder, Christian

$15 270

27

Tokarczyk, George

$15 270

28

Wong, Marty

$13 141

29

Heger, William

$13 141

30

Kovacs, Andras

$13 141

31

Miner, William

$13 141

32

Meyers, Brandon

$13 141

33

Mozingo, Christopher

$13 141

34

McGowan, Joe

$13 141

35

Mrozek, Michael

$13 141

36

Mcclain, James

$13 141

37

Ward, Denis

$10 735

38

Kelly, Kevin

$10 735

39

Yaginuma, Jesse

$10 735

40

Mayer, Aaron

$10 735

41

Sparta, Phillip

$10 735

42

Andrews, Scott

$10 735

43

Axman, Ingemar

$10 735

44

Ryan, Steve

$10 735

45

Levy, Elliot

$10 735

46

Bradpiece, Jerome

$9 069

47

Panone, Donovan

$9 069

48

Demaci, Christopher

$9 069

49

Woods, Darren

$9 069

50

Firestone, Robert

$9 069

51

Myers, Gary

$9 069

52

Vance, Matthew

$9 069

53

Chotikul, Jeffrey

$9 069

54

Brockington, Mark

$9 069

55

Wheeler, Terry

$7 866

56

Gray, Jason

$7 866

57

Salas, Damian

$7 866

58

Fennell, Jason

$7 866

59

Lippert, Adam

$7 866

60

Butzberger, Joseph

$7 866

61

Dirksen, Dustin

$7 866

62

Molinari, Matthew

$7 866

63

Wheeler, Jason

$7 866

64

King, Steven

$6 971

65

Cheung, Robert

$6 971

66

Pahuja, Vineet

$6 971

67

Brown, Robert

$6 971

68

Parizon, Michael

$6 971

69

Mcnally, Steven

$6 971

70

Ma, Hieu

$6 971

71

Koon, Jason

$6 971

72

White, John

$6 971

73

LaGarde, Matthew

$6 262

74

Goethals, Theo

$6 262

75

Kishnev, Sergey

$6 262

76

Dekorver, Pieter

$6 262

77

O 'Shaughessy, Ian

$6 262

78

Krause, Andreas

$6 262

79

Burbick, Corey

$6 262

80

Rheem, David

$6 262

81

Sumi, William

$6 262

82

Horton, Brian

$5 614

83

Pechac, James

$5 614

84

Demes, Brandon

$5 614

85

Shlez, Vadim

$5 614

86

Abboud, Tark

$5 614

87

Zelinka, Robert

$5 614

88

Geoum, In Sun

$5 614

89

Sackler, Jason

$5 614

90

James, Kenna

$5 614

91

Romanello, Roberto

$5 090

92

Roberts, Jaime

$5 090

93

Mihaly, Gregory

$5 090

94

Todd, Eugene

$5 090

95

Vullion, Pascal

$5 090

96

Downend, James

$5 090

97

Anton, Daniel

$5 090

98

Binger, Michael

$5 090

99

Wilcox, David

$5 090

100

Thacker, Kyle

$4 658

 

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