Being only 21 years old, Steve Billirakis beca,e the youngest player to win in the tournament. The title of a record-breaker is not the only thing he may be proud of. He also won $536,287 and a Corum watch in the mixed $5,000 buy-in WSOP Hold’em event.
An amazing thing is that Billirakis had been confident that he would win. Greg ‘FBT’ Mueller became a runner-up having won $328,554.
Practically 4,ooo players tried their luck. There were 3,000 secured seats. 800 were waiting for other players to fold.
The total prize pool made up $2,119,700