2011 WSOP November Nine

2011 WSOP Main Event Champion


$8,715,638

Pius Heinz (Cologne, Germany)

The 22-year-old professional poker player from Cologne stunned the poker world by becoming the first player in history from Germany to win poker's most prestigious title. Heinz pulled off a masterful performance during the two-day final table session, which began on Sunday afternoon inside the Penn and Teller Theatre at the Rio in Las Vegas and ended late Tuesday night on a confetti-splattered stage accustomed to acts of magic.

With his stunning comeback victory, Heinz collected a whopping $8,715,638 in prize money - the third-highest payout for any poker champion in history. He was also presented with the game's most coveted prize, the WSOP gold and diamond bracelet - which symbolizes poker's supreme achievement.

2011 Bracelet Winners


Event #1
Sean Drake
Won: $82,292
Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
Sean Drake, from Folsom, CA won the Casino Employees Championship. He won $82,292 in prize money.
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Event #2
Jake Cody
Won: $851,192
Event #2: Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Jake Cody, from Rochdale, England won the Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. He earned a whopping $851,192 in first-place prize money.
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Event #3
Cheech Barbaro
Won: $262,283
Event #3: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Cheech Barbaro, from Chicago, IL won the Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better. The former bartender earned $262,283 in prize money.
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Event #4
Allen Bari
Won: $874,116
Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em
Allen Bari earned a whopping $874,116 in first-place prize money. The New Jersey poker pro won the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event.
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Event #5
Eugene Katchalov
Won: $122,909
Event #5: Seven Card Stud
Eugene Katchalov, originally from Ukraine who now calls New York, NY, his home won the Seven Card Stud. He earned $122,909 in prize money.
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Event #6
Harrison Wilder
Won: $205,065
Event #6: Limit Hold'em
Harrison Wilder, from Beaveron, OR won the Limit Hold'em event. He earned $205,065 and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet for the first-place finish.
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Event #7
Amir Lehavot
Won: $573,456
Event #7: Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
Amir Lehavot, who is originally from Israel and now resides in Weston, FL. Lehavot earned $573,456 in prize money.
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Event #8
Sean Getzwiller
Won: $611,185
Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em
Sean Getzwiller, from Las Vegas, NV won the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Championship. He added $611,185 to his bankroll.
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Event #9
Matt Perrins
Won: $102,105
Event #9: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
Matt Perrins, Rochdale, U.K. won the No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Championship. He pocketed $102,105 for his efforts.
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Event #10
Geffrey Klein
Won: $544,388
Event #10: No-Limit Hold'em/Six-Handed
Geffrey Klein, from Houston, TX. Down 9-to-1 in chips, Klein prevailed to win the event. He collected $544,388 in prize money.
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Event #11
Viacheslav Zhukov
Won: $465,216
Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
Viacheslav Zhukov, from Stary Oskol, Russia. He won the Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship and $465,216 in prize money.
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Event #12
David Diaz
Won: $352,808
Event #12: Triple Chance No-Limit Hold'em
David Diaz from Memphis, TN, won the $1,500 Triple-Chance No-Limit Hold'em Championship. He collected $352,808 in cash for his victory.
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Event #13
Andrew Badecker
Won: $369,371
Event #13: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Andrew Badecker from Connecticut, won the No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. He earned $369,371 in prize money.
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Event #14
Tyler Bonkowski
Won: $220,817
Event #14: Limit Hold'em Tyler Bonkowski from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada won the Limit Hold'em event. He collected first-place prize money totaling $220,817.
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Event #15
Brian Rast
Won: $227,232
Event #15: Pot Limit Hold'em Brian Rast from Denver, CO won the Pot Limit Hold'em event. He was awarded his very first WSOP gold bracelet and $227,232.
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Event #16
John Juanda
Won: $367,170
Event #16: 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) John Juanda from Las Vegas, NV, won the 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship. He collected his fifth WSOP gold bracelet and $367,170.
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Event #17
Aaron Steury
Won: $289,283
Event #17: H.O.R.S.E. Aaron Steury from Fort Wayne, IN, won the H.O.R.S.E. event. Steury received $289,283 in prize money for this victory.
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Event #18
Foster Hays
Won: $735,400
Event #18: No-Limit Hold'em Foster Hays, from Dallas, TX won the No-Limit Hold'em event. The new poker champion turned a $1,500 Investment into $735,400.
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Event #19
Darren Woods
Won: $213,431
Event #19: Limit Hold'em/Six-Handed Darren Woods from Grimsby, UK, won the Six-Handed Limit Hold'em Championship. He collected $213,431 in prize money.
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Event #20
Jason Somerville
Won: $493,091
Event #20: No-Limit Hold'em Jason Somerville from Stony Brook, NY won the No-Limit Hold'em event. The newest poker champion collected $493,091.
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Event #21
Bertrand "ElKy" Grospellier
Won: $331,639
Event #21: Seven Card Stud Championship Bertrand "ElKy" Grospellier from France won the Seven Card Stud Championship. He collected his first WSOP gold bracelet and $331,639 in prize money.
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Event #22
Elie Payan
Won: $292,825
Event #22: Pot-Limit Omaha Elie Payan from Orleans, France, won the Pot-Limit Omaha championship. Payan outlasted 1,070 others to win $292,825.
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Event #23
John Monnette
Won: $278,144
Event #23: Eight Game Mix John Monnette from Palmdale, CA, won the Eight Game Mix event. The poker pro collected $278,144 in prize money.
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Event #24
Mark Radoja
Won: $436,568
Event #24: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Mark Radoja, from Guelph, Ontario, won the No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. The Canadian poker pro collected $436,568.
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Event #25
Chris Viox
Won: $200,459
Event #25: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better Chris Viox from Houston, TX the Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better event. Viox collected $200,459 in prize money.
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Event #26
Oleksii Kovalchuk
Won: $689,739
Event #26: No-Limit Hold'em/Six - Handed Oleksii Kovalchuk, from Kiev, Ukraine, won the Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event. The Ukrainian poker pro collected $689,739.
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Event #27
Dan Idema
Won: $378,642
Event #27: Limit Hold'em Championship Dan Idema, from Vancouver, BC, won the Limit Hold'em Championship. For his victory, Idema collected $378,642 for first place.
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Event #28
Andy Frankenberger
Won: $599,152
Event #28: No-Limit Hold'em Andy Frankenberger, from New York, NY, won the No-Limit Hold'em event. The 38-year-old professional poker player collected $599,152 for first place.
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Event #29
Chris Lee
Won: $254,955
Event #29: 10-Game Mix/Six-Handed Chris Lee from Clarksville, MD, won the Six-Handed 10-Game Mix event. The German-born poker pro collected $254,955 for first place.
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Event #30
James Hess
Won: $557,435
Event #30: Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship James Hess from Encino, CA, won the largest Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship in history . The 50-year-old talent manager collected $557,435 for first place.
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Event #31
Sam Stein
Won: $420,802
Event #31: Pot-Limit Omaha Sam Stein from Henderson, NV, won the Pot-Limit Omaha event. The 23-year-old professional poker player won $420,802 in prize money.
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Event #32
Kirk Caldwell
Won: $668,276
Event #32: No-Limit Hold'em Kirk Caldwell from Orangeville, Ontario, won the No-Limit Hold'em event. The $1500 investment paid off nicely with $668,276 for his efforts.
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Event #33
Eric Rodawig
Won: $442,183
Event #33: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship Eric Rodawig, from Arlington, VA won the Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship. The banker won $442,183 for first place.
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Event #34
Mark Schmid
Won: $488,283
Event #34: No-Limit Hold'em Mark Schmid, from Grand Rapids, MI, won the No-Limit Hold'em event. Schmid added $488,283 to his bankroll.
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Event #35
Jason Mercier
Won: $619,575
Event #35: Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed Jason Mercier, from Davie, FL, won the Pot-Limit Omaha/Six-Handed event. The poker pro collected his second WSOP bracelet and $619,575.
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Event #36
Mikhail Lakhitov
Won: $749,610
Event #36: No-Limit Hold'em Mikhail Lakhitov from Cheboksary, Russia, won the No-Limit Hold'em event. The 30-year-old professional collected $749,610 for first place.
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Event #37
Fabrice Soulier
Won: $609,130
Event #37: H.O.R.S.E. Championship Fabrice Soulier, from Paris, France , won the H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Soulier collected $609,130 for first place.
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Event #38
Arkadiy Tsinis
Won: $540,136
Event #38: No-Limit Hold'em Arkadiy "Kamsky" Tsinis, from Las Vegas, NV, is the latest No-Limit Hold'em champion. Tsinis collected $540,136 for first place.
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Event #39
Mitch Schock
Won: $310,225
Event #39: Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha Mitch Schock is a 40-year-old professional poker player from Bismarck, ND. The poker pro raked-in $310,225 in prize money.
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Event #40
Matt Jarvis
Won: $808,538
Event #40: No-Limit Hold'em/Six-Handed Matt Jarvis from Vancouver, BC, won the No-Limit Hold'em/Six-Handed event. Jarvis was a member of the 2010 November Nine. He won a whopping $808,538 for this victory.
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Event #41
Justin Pechie
Won: $167,060
Event #41: Limit Hold'em Shootout Justin Pechie from Putnam, CT, won the Limit Hold'em Shootout. The 26-year-old professional poker player collected $167,060 for first place.
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Event #42
Ben Lamb
Won: $814,436
Event #42: Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Ben Lamb, from Las Vegas, NV, won the Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. The Tulsa, OK native collected $814,436 for first place.
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Event #43
Andre Akkari
Won: $675,117
Event #43: No-Limit Hold'em Andre Akkari from Sao Paulo, Brazil won the No-Limit Hold'em event. Akkari collected $675,117 for first place.
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Event #44
Rep Porter
Won: $210,615
Event #44: Seven Card Razz Rep Porter from Woodinville, WA, won the Seven Card Razz event. Porter collected $210,615 for first place.
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Event #45
Ken Griffin
Won: $455,356
Event #45: No-Limit Hold'em Ken Griffin from Houston, TX won the No-Limit Hold'em event. The U.S. Marine collected $455,356 for first place.
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Event #46
Joe Ebanks
Won: $1,158,481
Event #46: No-Limit Hold'em/Six-Handed Championship Joe Ebanks a 26-year-old poker pro from Stow, OH won the $10,000 buy-in Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em championship and raked-in $1,158,481.
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Event #47
Owais Ahmed
Won: $255,959
Event #47: Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better Owais Ahmed from Irvine, CA, won the Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better event. Ahmed collected $255,959 for first place.
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Event #48
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
Won: $650,223
Event #48: No-Limit Hold'em Athanasios Polychronopoulos from Springs, NY, won the No-Limit Hold'em event. The 27-year-old professional poker player won $650,223 for first place.
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Event #49
Lenny Martin
Won: $189,818
Event #49: 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) Lenny Martin from Las Vegas, NV, won the Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) event. Martin collected $189,818 for first place.
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Event #50
Antonin Teisseire
Won: $825,604
Event #50: Triple Chance No-Limit Hold'em Antonin Teisseire from Cote d'Azur, France won the Triple Chance No-Limit Hold'em event. He recorded his first WSOP cash while earning $825,604 in prize money.
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Event #51
David Singontiko
Won: $268,235
Event #51: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better David Singontiko from Chatsworth, CA, won the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event. Singontiko collected $268,235 for first place.
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Event #52
Matt Matros
Won: $303,501
Event #52: Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) Matt Matros from Brooklyn, NY won the Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) event. The Yale graduate collected $303,501 for first place.
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Event #53
Marsha Wolak
Won: $192,344
Event #53: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship Marsha Wolak from Sarasota, FL won the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship. She collected $192,344 for first place.
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Event #54
Maxim Lykov
Won: $648,880
Event #54: No-Limit Hold'em Maxim Lykov from Moscow, Russia, won the No-Limit Hold'em event. Lykov collected $648,880 for first place.
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Event #55
Brian Rast
Won: $1,720,328
Event #55: The Poker Player's Championship Brian Rast, from Las Vegas, NV, won the The Poker Player's Championship. The only two-time 2011 bracelet winner collected $1,720,328 for first place.
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Event #56
Alexander Anter
Won: $777,928
Event #56: No-Limit Hold'em Alexander Anter from Uppsala, Sweden won the No-Limit Hold'em event. The 22-year-old semi-professional poker player collected $777,928 for the win.
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Event #57
Nick Binger
Won: $397,073
Event #57: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Nick Binger from Las Vegas, NV, won the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better event. Binger collected $397,073 for first place.
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