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Mansion players find WSOP success
They may just be railbirding the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event today, but some players from Mansion Poker aren't walking away from the championship tournament empty handed. Seven of the players sent by Mansion Poker managed to cash this year.
Leading the way was Mikkel Madsen, from Copenhagen, Denmark, who managed to make it to 20th place in the tournament. He earned more than $300,000 for the spot.
His run for the final table was stopped by Raymond Rahme, who took out Madsen with a pair of nines.
Madsen was holding Qh-Th, and a board of 6s-4s-2d-7d-5s offered him no help.
"It's been a great ride and a wonderful feeling to win the prize money, but I can't wait for next year and a chance to progress even further," said Madsen. "A WSOP bracelet is definitely the goal."
Making it to 20th in a field that started out with 6,358 players is still an impressive achievement.
"It's awesome and gives hop to all those who qualify online," said Marc Goodwin, Mansion Poker ambassador. "Well done Mikkel - that's $333,490 more reasons for Mikkel and Mansion Poker to be proud."
Joining Madsen in the ranks of Mansion Poker cashes from the Main Event are:
- 71st place Ed de Haas from the Netherlands, $130,288
- 355th place Nils Ersson from Sweden, $34,664
- 389th place Daniel Goldstein from the U.K., $34,664
- 397th place Oliver Maingay from the U.K., $34,664
- 462nd place Jeppe Nielsen from Denmark, $29,883
- 466th place Andrew Grimason from Ireland, $29,883
While their journey in the World Series of Poker is over for the year, all eyes will be on the final nine players who will play the final table today, all looking for that coveted championship bracelet win and the $8.5 million top prize.
You can get the full scoop as it happens in our Live Tournament Section where our top-notch reporters will bring you live updates, blogs, interviews, photos and more.