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2011 World Series
2011 World Series odds
2011 World Series of Poker champ Pius Heinz received a heroes welcome of sorts in his native Germany, where he is being hailed as the “Poker Pope”.
Heinz is the first German to win a WSOP main event. The 22-year-old from Cologne is bound to draw plenty of attention having won a whopping $8.7 million and some change.
Afterwards, he celebrated with fellow third place finisher and “Poker Player of the Year” Ben Lamb.
German poker player Pius Heinz has won the World Series of Poker main event.
The 22-year-old walks away with $8.72 million in cash along with the WSOP bracelet.
"Honestly I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the money," Heinz said early Wednesday after winning the main event in a marathon session of Texas Hold 'em. "Probably my family is going to get a couple gifts."
Ben Lamb was the first to go of the three remaining poker players at this year’s World Series of Poker final. Play resumed Tuesday with three remaining players. Six of the finalists were eliminated on Sunday.
Lamb is widely considered the most likely candidate to receive “Poker Player of the Year” honors. He was already named the “WSOP Player of the Year” for 2011.
Pius Heinz of Germany and Martin Staszko were vying for the $8.72 million grand prize.
The odds to win the 2011 World Series of Poker Final 3 were now available for betting heading into Tuesday November 8 with 6 eliminations taking place on Sunday.
Germany’s Pius Heinz was the near even favorite as the chip leader while Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic was listed with 4/1 odds and Ben Lamb at 12/5.
Pius Heinz even (107,800,000 in chips)
Martin Staszko 4/1 (42,700,000)
Ben Lamb 12/5 (55,400,000)
Heinz has only won $108,318 to date in live poker tournaments with two cashes.
The 2011 World Series of Poker Final was down to three players heading into Tuesday’s remaining play, which will ultimately determine this year’s winner.
The three players left standing were as follows:
Seat Player Chips
1 Pius Heinz 107,800,000 (Germany)
2 Ben Lamb 55,400,000 (USA)
3 Martin Staszko 42,700,000 (Czech Republic)
The World Series of Poker 2011 Final Table will take place November 8 through the 13th and our Jenny Woo has details along with the latest odds.
One of the most noticeable differences at this year’s World Series of Poker, the increase in international media attention and coverage.
Ireland’s own Eoghan O'Dea was among the chip leaders of the 2011 WSOP with just 22 players left in the field.
The Russians continue to play solid poker at major tournaments, and that includes the 2011 WSOP.
Phil Collins was the chip leader at the 2011 World Series of Poker Sunday evening, but it’s not the Phil Collins you’re all thinking of.
Among the big name survivors after Day 3 of the 2011 World Series of Poker were Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. 853 remained after Day 3.
The Canadian, Negreanu, had a chip count by day’s end that fell just below the average of 240,000. Hellmuth is lucky to have gotten this far after sleeping in the first day of play. He had to be awoken by hotel security.
Meanwhile, Ben Lamb has been on fire. After leading in chips earlier in the week, he had fallen a bit down the ranks only to lead again by the end of Day 3.
Those who live in the United States now know they can watch this year’s World Series of Poker live (with a 30 minute delay) on ESPN3, but what about in Great Britain and Canada?
Ben Lamb has led the World Series of Poker 2011 Main Event through a good portion of play so far and, at press time, was still hanging around the top 10.
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