The WSOP hasn't always offered open $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em events. In the past, there were $1,000 rebuy events, ladies events, and seniors events, but typically the open events had a minimum buy-in of $1,500. During the 2009 series, the WSOP held one open $1,000 NLHE event which was appropriately nicknamed the "Stimulus Special," as it was meant to be a cheaper alternative for people who had been affected by the recession here in the United States.
Last year WSOP bumped the number of open $1,000 NLHE events to six total. This year, five of these $1,000 events were held with this being the last of the bunch.
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|
|2011||Event #45||Kenneth Griffin||2,890||$455,356|