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The United States Poker Championship

The United States Poker Championship (USPC) is a major annual stop on the poker tournament tour. This event is held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A series of poker tournaments culminates with a $10,000 no-limit Texas hold 'em championship tournament televised by ESPN.

Main Event Results by Year

Year Winner Prize Runner-Up Other Finalists
1996 Ken Flaton $500,000 Surinder Sunar
1998 Ray Lamoureaux $148,000 O'Neil Longson
  • Michael Piari
  • Dewey Tomko
  • Maureen Feduniak
  • Paul McKinney
1999 Daniel Negreanu $210,000 John Bonetti
  • Jason Viriyayuthakorn
  • John Brewer
  • David Plastik
  • Don Zewin
2000 G. Richard Tatalovich $318,000 John Juanda
  • Eric Panayiotou
  • Ken Goldstein
  • Hemish Shah
  • Steve Kaufman
2001 Men Nguyen $228,000 John Juanda
  • Adam Schoenfeld
  • T.J. Cloutier
  • Satish Vitha
  • John Urpsis
  • Tony Ma
  • Chris Tsiprailidis
  • Scott Byron
2002 John Hennigan $216,000 Erik Seidel
  • Eric Buchman
  • Charlie Bae
  • Robert Toft
  • Tony Popejoy
  • John Juanda
  • William Shapiro
  • Patrick Kelly
2003 Toto Leonidas $388,080 Erik Seidel
  • Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
  • Frank Russomanno
  • John Hennigan
  • Trong Le
  • Kenneth Jacoby
  • Ray Ho Lin
  • Mickey Appleman
2004 John Aglialoro $691,096 Joe Cassidy
  • Hoyt Corkins
  • Walter Hollander
  • Dean Schultz
  • John D'Agostino
  • Matthew Glantz
  • Alan Colon
  • Brian Haveson
2005 James Caporuscio $831,532 Ralph Pecorale
2006 Alex Jacob $878,500 Jordan Morgan
  • Michael DeMichele
  • Daniel Shak
  • Stephen Feraca
  • Dale Pinchot
  • Jeffrey King
  • Augustin Mendez
  • Shane Schleger
2007 Adam Gerber $606,095 Louis Lee
  • Matthew Glantz
  • Edward Brogdon
  • Victor Ramdin
  • Jared Okun
  • Svetlana Gromenkova
  • Tommy Wang
  • Gavin Smith*
2008 Robert Ford $221,936 Duane Hunton
  • Mike Leah
  • Wooyang Lin
  • Frank Vizza
  • Steve Gross
2009 William Brindise $261,800 Men Nguyen
  • Eric Ladny
  • Gordon Eng
  • Brian Lemke
  • Nick Binger
  • Anton Smolyanskiy
  • Eugene Katchalov
  • Steven Wolansky
2010 Edward Gamaitoni $167,616 David Gillen
  • Patrick Carron
  • Mike Sica
  • Gerald David
  • David King
  • Trevor Savage
  • Eric Panayiotou
  • Christopher Cappell

* The final table of the 2007 tournament had only 8 players, as Smith was eliminated with another player on the same hand. Smith had more chips and therefore the higher finish.

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