June 06, 2011 - 12:28:16 AM EST  | 

Las Vegas, NV (June 5, 2011) -- The Pot-Limit Hold’em World Championship concluded today with the first of several highly-prestigious $10,000 buy-in events, held at the 2011 World Series of Poker.
The new poker champion is Amir Lehavot, who is originally from Israel.  He now resides in Weston, FL.  Lehavot earned $205,065 in prize money.  He was also presented with the supreme symbol of achievement in the game of poker -- the WSOP gold bracelet.  This marked his first-ever WSOP victory.

Lehavot is active in the poker business.  He founded a poker training site called POKERWIT.COM.  No doubt, following his victory, Lehavot should enjoy a rise in business.
The runner up was Jarred Solomon, from Johannesburg, South Africa.  He barely missed becoming only the second WSOP winner in history from South Africa (Mark Vos was the first).
This was the seventh official tournament event on this year’s WSOP SCHEDULE .  The tournament attracted 249 entries.  Attendance decreased slightly from last year’s turnout of 268.
Oddly enough, no players has ever won more than one gold bracelet in this game.  There are 48 Pot-Limit Hold'em winners in WSOP history, who hold one gold bracelet each.
Please visit WSOP.COM for the complete official report of EVENT #7.

For the tournament portal page for this tournament, including all LIVE UPDATES, click here.
A cull OFFICIAL REPORT will be posted at WSOP.COM shortly.

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