'29 Year Old Stock Trader From Alhambra, CA Wins The 2nd Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open'

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gold Strike Casino

    TUNICA, Miss., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle for the championship
 title of the 2nd Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open (presented by Horseshoe
 Casino and Gold Strike Casino Resort) came to an end just before 6:00 P.M.
 Friday, April 13 with 29-year-old winner John Juanda (part-time professional
 poker player) from Alhambra, CA taking home over $283,000 in cash.  Coming in
 2nd place was 34-year-old self-employed businessman Scott O'Bryan from Kokomo,
 IA who has won several poker competitions.  O'Bryan took home over $141,000.
 The 3rd place winner was Memphian Brian Moore, a 55-year-old former
 stockbroker who incidentally had never entered a poker tournament before this
 one.  He still took home just over $70,000 for his 3rd place win.
     The total purse for today's finale (Championship No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em)
 was $708,100.  The tournament began on March 24th and has had over 3100
 players to enter the 18 events and had a total purse of over $3.5 million
 dollars.
 
 

SOURCE Gold Strike Casino
    TUNICA, Miss., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle for the championship
 title of the 2nd Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open (presented by Horseshoe
 Casino and Gold Strike Casino Resort) came to an end just before 6:00 P.M.
 Friday, April 13 with 29-year-old winner John Juanda (part-time professional
 poker player) from Alhambra, CA taking home over $283,000 in cash.  Coming in
 2nd place was 34-year-old self-employed businessman Scott O'Bryan from Kokomo,
 IA who has won several poker competitions.  O'Bryan took home over $141,000.
 The 3rd place winner was Memphian Brian Moore, a 55-year-old former
 stockbroker who incidentally had never entered a poker tournament before this
 one.  He still took home just over $70,000 for his 3rd place win.
     The total purse for today's finale (Championship No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em)
 was $708,100.  The tournament began on March 24th and has had over 3100
 players to enter the 18 events and had a total purse of over $3.5 million
 dollars.
 
 SOURCE  Gold Strike Casino