After the United States fell into recession, many poker players were looking for cheaper buy-in tournaments to splash around in. During the 2009 WSOP, there was one open $1,000 No-Limit Hold 'Em buy-in event which was appropriately nicknamed the "Stimulus Special."
Last year WSOP bumped the number of open $1,000 NLHE events to six total. This year there are five of these recession-friendly events.
Below is a chart showing the winners of all the $1,000 events from 2009 through today. (Note, this table does not include Ladies Events, Seniors Events, or Rebuy Events.)
Who will be the next player to join this prestigious list of winners? Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out!
Former $1,000 NLHE Champions
|2009||Event #4||Steve Sung||6,012||$771,106|
|2010||Event #3||Aadam Daya||4,345||$625,872|
|2010||Event #13||Steven Gee||3,024||$472,479|
|2010||Event #24||Jeffrey Tebben||3,289||$503,389|
|2010||Event #36||Scott Montgomery||3,102||$481,760|
|2010||Event #47||Shawn Busse||3,128||$485,791|
|2010||Event #54||Marcel Vonk||3,844||$570,960|
|2011||Event #8||Sean Getzwiller||4,178||$611,185|
|2011||Event #20||Jason Somerville||3,175||$493,091|
|2011||Event #34||Mark Schmid||3,144||$488,283|