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Steve Billirakis
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Billirakis after his win at the 2007 World Series of Poker.
Nickname(s) MrSmokey1
Hometown Hampshire, Illinois
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finishes 6
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
193rd, 2008
World Poker Tour
Titles None
Final tables None
Money finishes 3

Steve Billirakis (born May 23 1986 in Hampshire, Illinois) is an American professional poker player.

Billirakis won the first tournament of the 2007 World Series of Poker winning the $5,000 World Championship Mixed Hold'em Limit/No-Limit event after beating Canadian poker player and former professional hockey player Greg Mueller heads-up.[1] Billirakis won $536,287 and became the then youngest WSOP bracelet winner in history, having won the event only 11 days after his 21st birthday.[2] The previous record holder was Jeff Madsen, who had set the record only the year before. Billirakis' record was broken on the 10 September 2007 when Annette Obrestad won the main event of the World Series of Poker Europe where the age limit was only 18 years. Prior to signing up for this mixed hold'em event, Billirakis had never played limit hold'em. His friends gave him a crash course in the days leading up to the event.[3]

Billirakis started the final table as one of the short stacks, but by the final hand, Mueller was short-stacked and called the big blind with Template:Cards. Billirakis raised Mueller all-in with Template:Cards. The board came down Template:Cards, giving Billirakis the winning hand with two pair queens and deuces.

In November, Billirakis won the 2008 WSOP Circuit Event - Horseshoe Hammond, $5,150 Championship, earning $208,885.[4][5]

As of 2008, Billirakis's total live tournament winnings exceed $1.100,000.[6]

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Event Prize Money
2007 $5,000 World Championship Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) $536,287


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